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)

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 grow to 24 inches tall. Pinkish or white flowers are borne in a terminal raceme from the center of the plant. Sites include dunes, coastal strands, salt marshes in Fla., Kans., La., Nev., N.Mex., Okla., Tex.; Mexico; West Indies; Central America.

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