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. 

Coastal Ragweed aka Beach Ambrosia

(Ambrosia hispida)

Native Americans used this plant medicinally, with a tea made from the leaves used to treat swelling, vomiting, bowel cramps, and colds, and as a salve used to treat skin sores. The seeds are an important food source for many birds. A number of butterflies and moths use this plant as food for their larvae.

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