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A Guide to South Florida Wildflowers and Trees — Air Potato to Everglades Palm
curtess' milkweed
Curtess' Milkweed, photographed at Lantana Scrub Natural Area, Lantana, Palm Beach County.

We've updated the index to our inventory of South Florida plants to include thumbnail photos in order to make it more useful. It's also been split over three pages, still in alphabetical order by their generally accepted common names. Of course a species might have any number of generally accepted common names. We've included alternatives on the actual plant page, and in some cases, alternative scientific names as well. If you can't find a particular plant in the index, try the search box below. Each page includes photographs, scientific names, key identifying features, cultural and medical uses and how it fits within the South Florida ecosystem. Many pages have USDA distribution maps showing a plant's North American and Florida range. Each page also has links to sources beyond our site.

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baby woodrose

Baby Woodrose


beach clustervine

Beach Clustervine


Beach Tea


beach verbena

Beach Verbena



butterfly weed

Butterfly Weed



cochineal cactus

Cochineal Cactus








Crimson Dicliptera



curtiss milkweed

Curtiss' Milkweed



devil's potato

Devil's Potato



trumpet flower

Everglades Morning Glory



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