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. 


(Iresine diffusa)

Bloodleaf or Jubas Bush is tall and erect. The edges of the wavy leaves are tinged with red and eventually turn completely red. The flowers bloom and make a feathery appearance. Juba is the name of a dance of slaves from Africa. Native Americans used this plant as a remedy for coughs. Bloodleaf is grazed by livestock.

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