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AQUATIC

Nuphar advena   Cowlily, Spatterdock
Nymphaea odorata   White Water-lily

FERN

Acrostichum danaeifolium Giant Leather Fern
Adiantum capillus-veneris Venus Maidenhair Fern, Southern Maidenhair
Asplenium spp.   Spleenwort
Telmatoblechnum serrulatum Swamp Fern
Dryopteris ludoviciana Southern Wood Fern
Osmundastrum cinnamomeum     Cinnamon Fern
Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis Royal Fern
Phlebodium aureum Golden Polypody Fern
Psilotum nudum Whisk Fern
Pteridium aquilinum Bracken Fern
Thelypteris spp.   Maiden Fern
Woodwardia areolata Netted Chain Fern
Woodwardia virginica Chain Fern

FLOWER

Aletris lutea Yellow Colic-root
Allium canadense Wild Onion, Meadow Garlic
Phytolacca americana Pokeweed
Balduina angustifolia Coastalplain Honeycombhead, Yellow Buttons
Asclepias humistrata Sandhill Milkweed, Pinewoods Milkweed
Asclepias lanceolata Red Milkweed, Few-lower Milkweed
Asclepias perennis   Aquatic Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed
Asclepias tuberosa   Butterflyweed, Orange Milkweed
Asclepias verticillata Whorl-leaf Milkweed, Whorled Milkweed.
Chrysopsis mariana Maryland Goldenaster
Argemone mexicana Yellow Prickly-poppy
Argemone albiflora White Prickly-poppy, Bluestem Prickly-poppy
Bacopa caroliniana Blue Waterhyssop, Lemon Hyssop
Berlandiera subacaulis   Common Greeneyes, Florida Greeneyes
Boehmeria cylindrica Small-spike False-nettle, Bog Hemp
Callisia spp.   Roseling, Spiderwort
Calydorea caelestina Bartram's Ixia
Canna flaccida   Golden Canna, Bandana-of-the-Everglades
Carphephorus corymbosus Coastal-plain Chaffhead
Carphephorus odoratissimus Vanilla-plant, Deer's Tongue, Florida Paintbrush
Carphephorus paniculatus Deer Tongue, Hairy Trilisa
Chamaecrista fasciculata Sleeping Plant, Partridge-pea
Chrysopsis gossypina Hairy Goldenaster
Conoclinium coelestinum Mistflower, Blue Mistflower
Coreopsis gladiata Southeastern Tickseed
Coreopsis lanceolata Lance-leaved Tickseed
Coreopsis leavenworthii   Leavenworth's Tickseed
Dalea carnea Hammock Prairie-clover, Whitetassels
Dalea pinnata Summer Farewell
Dicerandra spp.   Balm
Oclemena reticulata   White-top Aster
Dyschoriste oblongifolia Twinflower, Oblongleaf Twinflower
Elephantopus elatus Elephant's-foot
Eryngium yuccifolium Button Snakeroot, Rattlenakemaster
Flaveria linearis Yellowtop
Gaillardia pulchella   Blanket-flower, Gaillardia, Indian Blanket
Helenium spp.   Sneezeweed
Crocanthemum spp.   Rockrose
Helianthus spp.   Sunflower
Helianthus angustifolius Swamp Sunflower; Narrow-leaved Sunflower
Helianthus carnosus Lakeside Sunflower, Flatwoods Sunflower
Helianthus radula Rayless Sunflower
Hibiscus coccineus   Scarlet Hibiscus
Hibiscus grandiflorus Swamp Rosemallow
Hydrocotyle umbellata Marsh Penny-wort
Hyptis alata Musky Bushmint
Ipomopsis rubra   Standing-cypress
Iris savannarum Prairie Iris, Savanna Iris
Iris virginica Virginia Iris, Southern Blue-flag
Justicia angusta Everglades Water-willow, Pineland Water-willow
Lachnanthes caroliana Redroot
Liatris elegans Blazing-star
Liatris spp. Blazing-star
Liatris gracilis Slender Blazing-star
Liatris spicata   Spiked Blazing-star, Gayfeather
Liatris tenuifolia Shortleaf Blazing-star, Shortleaf Gayfeather
Lilium catesbaei Pine Lily
Lobelia cardinalis   Cardinal Flower
Ludwigia repens Creeping Seedbox
Lupinus diffusus Sky Blue Lupine
Lythrum alatum var. lanceolatum Loosestrife
Marshallia graminifolia Grassleaf Barbara's Buttons
Melanthera nivea Snow Squarestem, Salt & Pepper
Mimosa strigillosa   Sunshine Mimosa, Powderpuff
Mitchella repens Partridge Berry, Twinberry
Monarda punctata   Dotted Horsemint
Nymphoides aquatica Floating Hearts
Opuntia austrina   Prickly-pear Cactus
Opuntia spp.   Erect Prickly-pear Cactus
Orontium aquaticum Golden-club, Neverwet
Palafoxia integrifolia Many-wings, Coastalplain Palafox
Peltandra sagittifolia Spoonflower, White Arrow Arum
Penstemon multiflorus     Manyflower Beardtongue
Phlox spp.   Phlox
Aronia arbutifolia   Red Chokeberry
Phyla nodiflora Frogfruit, Turkey Tangle Fogfruit, Capeweed
Physostegia purpurea   Obedient Plant, Eastern False Dragonhead
Pityopsis graminifolia   Silk-grass, Silkgrass
Pluchea spp.   Camphor-weed
Pogonia ophioglossoides Rose Pogonia, Snakemouth Orchid
Euphorbia cyathophora   Painted-leaf
Pontederia cordata Pickerelweed
Rhexia spp.   Meadow-beauty
Rudbeckia spp.   Blackeyed-susan
Ruellia caroliniensis Carolina Wildpetunia, Wild Petunia
Sabatia decandra   Bartram's Marsh-pink
Sagittaria graminea Grassy Arrowhead
Sagittaria lancifolia Duck Potato, Lance-leaved Arrowhead, Bulltongue Arrowhead
Salvia azurea   Blue Sage, Azure Blue Sage
Salvia coccinea   Scarlet Sage, Tropical Sage, Blood Sage
Salvia lyrata Lyre-leaved Sage
Saururus cernuus Lizard's-tail
Scutellaria integrifolia Rough Skullcap, Helmet Skullcap
Sesuvium portulacastrum Sea-purslane, Shoreline Seapurslane, Cenicilla
Silphium compositum Kidneyleaf Rosinweed
Sisyrinchium angustifolium     Pointed Blue-eyed-grass
Solidago odora   Sweet Goldenrod, Anise-scented Goldenrod
Solidago sempervirens   Seaside Goldenrod
Solidago stricta Wand Goldenrod, Slender Goldenrod, Smooth Goldenrod
Spiranthes odorata Fragrant Ladies'-tresses, Lesser Ladiestresses
Stachys floridana Florida Hedgenettle, Florida Betony
Symphyotrichum dumosum   Bush Aster, Rice Button Aster
Symphyotrichum elliottii   Elliott's Aster
Teucrium canadense Wood-sage, Canadian Germander
Thalia geniculata   Alligator Flag, Fireflag
Tradescantia ohiensis Ohio Spiderwort, Bluejacket
Triadenum virginicum   Virginia Marsh St. John's-wort
Trichostema dichotomum Forked Bluecurls
Verbesina virginica Frostweed, White Crownbeard
Vernonia angustifolia Narrow-leaf Ironweed, Tall
Vernonia gigantea Tall Ironweed
Viola spp. Violet
Zephyranthes atamasca   Zephyr Lily, Rainlily, Atamasco Lily
Stenanthium densum   Crow Poison, Osceloa's Plume
Bacopa monnieri Water Hyssop, Herb-of-grace
Clinopodium brownei   Browne's Savory
Sabatia brevifolia Shortleaf Rosegentian
Lygodesmia aphylla Rose-rush
Agalinis fasciculata Beach False Foxglove
Cnidoscolus stimulosus Tread-Softly; Finger-rot
Linaria canadensis   Canadian Toadflax
Erigeron quercifolius   Oakleaf Fleabane
Oxalis corniculata   Common Yellow Woodsorrel
Pyrrhopappus carolinianus   False Dandelion, Carolina Dessert Chickory
Cirsium horridulum Purple Thistle, Yellow Thistle
Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum Bird Pepper
Cakile lanceolata Coastal Searocket
Rudbeckia hirta Black-eyed Susan
Rudbeckia mollis   Softhair Coneflower
Physalis walteri   Walter's Groundcherry
Symphyotrichum concolor   Eastern Silver Aster
Bidens mitis Smallfruit Beggarticks
Bidens laevis Burmarigold, Smooth Beggarticks
Bidens alba Beggarticks
Pluchia odorata   Sweetscent
Solidago odora var. chapmanii   Chapman's Goldenrod
Seymeria spp.   Blacksenna
Euthamia spp.   Flattop Goldenrod

GRASS

Andropogon glomeratus Bushy Bluestem
Andropogon virginicus Broomsedge Bluestem
Aristida stricta   Wiregrass
Cladium jamaicense Saw-grass
Ctenium aromaticum Toothache Grass
Distichlis spicata Saltgrass
Equisetum hyemale var. affine Scouring-rush, Horsetail
Eragrostis elliottii   Elliott's Lovegrass
Eragrostis spectabilis Purple Lovegrass
Juncus effusus Soft Rush
Juncus roemerianus Needle Rush
Muhlenbergia capillaris   Hairgrass, Muhly Grass
Oplismenus setarius   Bristle Basketgrass
Panicum hemitomon Maidencane
Panicum virgatum Switchgrass
Paspalum vaginatum Seashore Paspalum
Rhynchospora colorata   Fineleaf Whitetop Sedge, Starrush Whitetop
Rhynchospora latifolia   Giant Whitetop, Sandswamp Whitetop
Saccharum giganteum Sugarcane Plumegrass
Schoenoplectus pungens Three-square, Threesquare Bulrush
Scirpus cyperinus Woolgrass
Sorghastrum secundum Lopsided Indiangrass
Spartina alterniflora Saltmarsh Cordgrass, Smooth Cordgrass
Spartina bakeri   Sand Cordgrass
Spartina patens Marshhay Cordgrass
Sporobolus junceus   Pineywoods Dropseed
Sporobolus virginicus Seashore Dropseed
Tripsacum dactyloides   Eastern Gamagrass, Fakahatchee Grass
Uniola paniculata Sea Oats

PALM

Sabal palmetto   Cabbage Palm, Sabal Palm

SHRUB

Agarista populifolia Florida Hobblebush, Pipewood, Agarista
Alnus serrulata Hazel Alder, Smooth Alder
Amorpha fruticosa   False Indigo-bush, Bastard-indigo
Aralia spinosa Devil's Walkingstick
Asimina incana Polecat Bush, Flag Pawpaw, Woolly Pawpaw
Asimina pygmea   Dwarf Pawpaw, Gopherberry
Asimina reticulata Dog-banana, Netted Pawpaw
Baccharis halimifolia   Groundsel Tree, Sea Myrtle, Salt Bush
Bejaria racemosa   Tarflower, Flyweed
Batis maritima Saltwort, Turtleweed
Callicarpa americana   American Beautyberry
Cephalanthus occidentalis   Buttonbush
Chiococca alba Snowberry
Dodonaea viscosa Varnish Leaf, Florida Hopbush
Erythrina herbacea   Coralbean, Cherokee Bean
Eugenia axillaris   White Stopper
Euonymus americanus American Strawberry-bush
Yucca aloifolia   Spanish Bayonet, Aloe Yucca
Forestiera segregata   Florida Privet, Florida Swampprivet
Gaylussacia dumosa Dwarf Huckleberry
Gaylussacia frondosa var. tomentosa Blue Huckleberry
Helianthus debilis subsp. debilis   East Coast Dune Sunflower
Hypericum cistifolium Roundpod St. John's-wort
Hypericum fasciculatum Sandweed
Hypericum hypericoides St. Andrew's-cross
Hypericum myrtifolium Myrtle-leaf St. John's-wort
Hypericum tenuifolium   Atlantic St. John's-wort
Hypericum tetrapetalum Four-petal St. Peter's-wort
Ilex coriacea Large Gallberry
Ilex glabra Inkberry, Gallberry
Itea virginica   Virginia-willow, Sweetspire
Iva frutescens Bigleaf Marsh-elder
Iva imbricata Seacoast Sumpweed
Kosteletzkya pentacarpos   Saltmarsh Mallow
Geobalanus oblongifolius   Gopher-apple
Lycium carolinianum Christmasberry
Lyonia fruticosa Staggerbush
Lyonia lucida Fetterbush, Shiny Lyonia
Lyonia mariana Piedmont Staggerbush
Myrcianthes fragrans   Simpson's Stopper, Twinberry
Morella cerifera     Wax Myrtle
Cartrema americanum   Wild Olive, American Devilwood
Piloblephis rigida Pennyroyal
Psychotria nervosa   Shiny-leaf Wild-coffee, Wild Coffee
Rhododendron canescens Wild Azalea, Piedmont Azalea, Pinxter Azalea
Rhus copallinum Winged Sumac
Rivina humilis   Rouge Plant
Rosa palustris Swamp Rose
Sabal minor   Dwarf Palmetto, Blue-stem Palmetto
Sambucus nigra subsp. canadensis Elderberry, American Elder
Serenoa repens   Saw Palmetto
Vaccinium corymbosum Highbush Blueberry
Vaccinium myrsinites Shiny Blueberry
Vaccinium stamineum Deerberry
Viburnum dentatum   Southern Arrowwood
Viburnum nudum Possum Haw
Viburnum obovatum   Small Viburnum, Walter's Viburnum
Ximenia americana Tallowwood, Hog-plum
Yucca filamentosa Adam's Needle, Beargrass
Zamia integrifolia     Arrowroot, Coontie
Borrichia frutescens Sea-oxeye Daisy
Oenothera laciniata     Cutleaf Evening-primrose

TREE

Acer rubrum   Red Maple
Aesculus pavia Red Buckeye
Carpinus caroliniana Musclewood, Hornbeam, Blue-beech
Carya tomentosa   Mockernut Hickory
Carya aquatica Water Hickory
Carya glabra Pignut Hickory
Celtis laevigata   Hackberry, Sugarberry
Chionanthus virginicus   White Fringe Tree
Cornus florida   Flowering Dogwood
Cornus foemina Swamp Dogwood, Stiff Cornel
Crataegus marshallii Parsley Hawthorn
Crataegus michauxii Michaux's Hawthorn
Cyrilla racemiflora Titi, Leatherwood
Diospyros virginiana Persimmon
Fraxinus caroliniana Pop Ash, Water Ash
Gordonia lasianthus   Loblolly-bay
Asimina parviflora Smallflower Pawpaw
Ilex ambigua Carolina Holly, Sand Holly
Ilex cassine   Dahoon Holly
Ilex opaca   American Holly
Ilex vomitoria   Yaupon Holly
Juniperus virginiana   Eastern Red Cedar
Liquidambar styraciflua   Sweetgum
Lyonia ferruginea Rusty Lyonia
Magnolia grandiflora   Southern Magnolia
Magnolia virginiana   Sweet-bay Magnolia
Morus rubra Red Mulberry
Nyssa sylvatica Black Gum, Tupelo
Nyssa biflora   Swamp Black Gum, Swamp Tupelo
Persea borbonia var. borbonia   Red Bay
Persea palustris Swamp Bay
Pinus clausa Sand Pine
Pinus elliottii   Slash Pine
Pinus palustris   Longleaf Pine
Pinus serotina Pond Pine
Pinus taeda   Loblolly Pine
Prunus angustifolia   Chickasaw Plum
Prunus caroliniana Cherry-laurel, Laurel Cherry
Prunus serotina Black Cherry
Prunus umbellata   Hog Plum, Flatwoods Plum
Ptelea trifoliata Wafer-ash, Common Hoptree
Quercus chapmanii Chapman's Oak
Quercus geminata   Sand Live Oak
Quercus laevis Turkey Oak
Quercus laurifolia Laurel Oak, Swamp Laurel Oak
Quercus myrtifolia Myrtle Oak
Quercus nigra Water Oak
Quercus hemispherica   Diamond Oak, Sand Laurel Oak, Upland Laurel Oak
Quercus virginiana   Live Oak
Frangula caroliniana   Carolina Buckthorn
Salix caroliniana Carolina Willow, Coastalplain Willow
Sassafras albidum Sassafras
Sideroxylon tenax   Tough Buckthorn, Tough Bully
Styrax americanus American Snowbell
Taxodium ascendens   Pond Cypress
Taxodium distichum   Bald Cypress
Tilia americana   Basswood, American Linden, Bee Tree
Ulmus alata   Winged Elm
Ulmus americana   American Elm
Vaccinium arboreum Sparkleberry, Farkleberry
Zanthoxylum clava-herculis   Hercules-club
Avicennia germinans Black Mangrove
Quercus austrina Bluff Oak, Bastard White Oak

VINE

Nekemias arborea   Pepper-vine
Bignonia capreolata   Crossvine
Campsis radicans Trumpet-vine, Trumpet Creeper
Clematis crispa Swamp Leather Flower
Clematis reticulata Netleaf Virgin's-bower
Hydrangia barbara   Cowitch-vine, Climbing Hydrangea
Galactia elliottii White Milkpea
Gelsemium sempervirens   Yellow Jesamine, Carolina Jasamine
Ipomoea cordatotriloba Tievine
Ipomoea hederifolia Scarlet Morningglory
Ipomoea imperati Beach Morningglory
Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis   Railroadvine, Lavender Goatfoot Morning-glory
Ipomoea sagittata Glades Morning-glory
Lonicera sempervirens   Coral Honeysuckle
Parthenocissus quinquefolia   Woodbine, Virginia Creeper
Passiflora incarnata Passion Vine, Maypop, Purple Passion Flower
Passiflora suberosa Corkystem Passion-flower
Symphyotrichum carolinianum   Climbing Aster
Centrosema virginianum Spurred Butterfly Pea
Mimosa quadrivalvis     Florida Sensitive Brier