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The Endangered Plants of
Florida, La Florida, as it was named by Spanish explorer
Ponce De Leon, in the early 1500's, means Land of the
We certainly do attempt to live up to the name!
There are 118 Orchid Species in the State of Florida,
and 50 of them are in South Florida.
Orchids also grow in our Forests, but they have
been picked by poachers there into near extinction.
There are over 55 Endangered or
Threatened plants in Florida,
and they are all conveniently listed
Florida's Federally Listed Plant Species
Most of the Indigenous Plant Life in
Florida is associated with a
specific Ecosystem, some examples of
these are listed below.
As this site is neither a Scientific
nor Governmental work,
the Plants below were specifically chosen for the purpose
of their connection to Endangered Florida
Places to learn more:
Florida Native Plant Society
Ecosystems of Florida
Endangered Scrub Plants
National Wildlife Federation
A Delicate Affair: Orchids and Panthers
Ocala National Forest Ecosystem
The University of Florida
Fakahatchee Strand State
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