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. 

Yellow Joyweed

(Alternanthera flaavescens)

Native plant frequently found in the coastal hammocks of central & southern Florida. It is usually 3-12 inches high and the white to pale greenish-yellow flowers bloom throughout the year. Sometimes called chaff-flower, because of the papery scales between the small flowers. Several butterflies are drawn to the nectar of this plant, including the great southern white and long-tailed skipper. A tea made from the plant was used as remedies for flu, colds, and tiredness.

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