The Florida gopher tortoise is listed as a Threatened Species. Please look under your car when backing out of parking spaces, drive slowly and stay on marked trails or the boardwalk. 
Water Pimpernel (Samolus ebracteatus)

Water Pimpernel (Samolus ebracteatus)

Water Pimpernel (Samolus ebracteatus) It is found in wetlands, including seashore salt marshes, and near springs and intermittent rivers. Flowering spring-fall. Bright-green stems are erect or ascending. Leaves usually crowded near plant base. This perennial herb can...
Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) The palmate compound leaves (consisting of 5 leaflets) are quite distinctive, which makes Virginia Creeper easy to identify in the field. Virginia creeper blooms in the spring; the flowers are small, greenish white and...
Varnish Leaf (Dodonaea viscosa)

Varnish Leaf (Dodonaea viscosa)

Varnish Leaf (Dodonaea viscosa) This plant is native to Florida. The shiny green leaves have a varnished appearance that gives this plant its most widely used common name. The resinous coating is a protection against water loss. This allows the plants to be...
Sword Fern aka Wild Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exalta)

Sword Fern aka Wild Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exalta)

Sword Fern aka Wild Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exalta) Sword ferns typically grow near swamps and in tropical forests, on hammocks and along roadsides. This plant, also known as a wild Boston fern, became a popular indoor plant back in the Victoria era of the 19th...
Spanish Bayonet (Yucca aloifolia)

Spanish Bayonet (Yucca aloifolia)

Spanish Bayonet (Yucca aloifolia) Stiff, sharp-pointed, dagger-like leaves at stem tips. (They really hurt when you bump into the ends of the plant!) The points of these stems were used as needles. In late spring or early summer beautiful creamy white bell-shaped...