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Endangered and Threatened Plants

The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased, and not impaired, in value. Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)

  1. Barbed Wire Cactus

    Acanthocereus tetragonus

  2. Barbed Wire Cactus

    Acanthocereus tetragonus

  3. Golden Leather Fern

    Acrostichum aureum

  4. Golden Leather Fern

    Acrostichum aureum

  5. White Baneberry

    Actaea pachypoda

  6. White Baneberry

    Actaea pachypoda

  7. Incised Agrimony

    Agrimonia incisa

  8. Incised Agrimony Seed Capsuless

    Agrimonia incisa

  9. Incised Agrimony

    Agrimonia incisa

  10. Incised Agrimony Seed Capsule

    Agrimonia incisa

  11. Miami Leadplant

    Amorpha herbacea var. crenulata

  12. Roundleaf Liverleaf

    Anemone americana

  13. Wild Columbine

    Aquilegia canadensis
    This Wild Columbine is lit by some dappled sunlight.

  14. Wild Columbine

    Aquilegia canadensis
    This is a bee's or hummingbird's view of the Wild Columbine.

  15. Virginia Snakeroot

    Aristolochia serpentaria

  16. Woolly Dutchman's Pipe

    Aristolochia tomentosa

  17. Common Leopardbane

    Arnica acaulis

  18. Common Leopardbane Seedheads

    Arnica acaulis

  19. Common Leopardbane

    Arnica acaulis

  20. White Indian Plantain

    Arnoglossum album

  21. White Indian Plantain

    Arnoglossum album

  22. Variableleaf Indian Plantain

    Arnoglossum diversifolium

  23. Heartleaf Ginger

    Asarum arifolium

  24. Green Milkweed

    Asclepias viridiflora

  25. Green Milkweed

    Asclepias viridiflora

  26. Green Milkweed

    Asclepias viridula

  27. Green Milkweed

    Asclepias viridula

  28. Green Milkweed

    Asclepias viridula

  29. Four-petaled Pawpaw

    Asimina tetramera

  30. Single-sorus Spleenwort

    Asplenium monanthes

  31. Purpledisk Honeycombhead

    Balduina atropurpurea

  32. Hairy Florida Wild Indigo

    Baptisia calycosa var. villosa

  33. Apalachicola Wild Indigo

    Baptisia megacarpa

  34. Scareweed

    Baptisia simplicifolia

  35. Scareweed

    Baptisia simplicifolia

  36. Nuttall's Rayless Goldenrod

    Bigelowia nuttallii

  37. Nuttall's Rayless Goldenrod

    Bigelowia nuttallii

  38. Nuttall's Rayless Goldenrod

    Bigelowia nuttallii

  39. Florida Lady's Nightcap

    Bonamia grandiflora

  40. Florida Lady's Nightcap

    Bonamia grandiflora

  41. Smooth Strongbark

    Bourreria cassinifolia

  42. Bahama Strongbark

    Bourreria succulenta

  43. Bahama Strongbark

    Bourreria succulenta

  44. Flyr's Nemesis

    Brickellia cordifolia

  45. Flyr's Nemesis

    Brickellia cordifolia

  46. Ashe's Calamint

    Calamintha ashei

  47. Toothed Savory

    Calamintha dentata

  48. Georgia Calamint

    Calamintha georgiana

  49. Poppy Mallow

    Callirhoe papaver

  50. Many-flowered Grasspink Orchids

    Calopogon multiflorus
    Very few people get to see the Many-flowered Grasspink Orchid which appears only in very recently burned areas and blooms for just a few days. Read more about this Natural Encounter In Search of the Many-Flowered Grasspink Orchid

  51. Many-flowered Grasspink Orchid

    Calopogon multiflorus

  52. Many-flowered Grasspink Orchid

    Calopogon multiflorus

  53. Many-flowered Grasspink Orchid Seeds

    Calopogon multiflorus
    The orchid's seed capsule releases its fine dust-like seeds in the wind.

  54. Bartram's Ixia

    Calydorea caelestina

  55. Catesby's False Bindweed

    Calystegia catesbeiana

  56. Brooksville Bellflower

    Campanula robinsiae
    This extremely tiny and rare Bellflower is being raised at Bok Tower Gardens in an effort to secure the population's future.

  57. Baltzell's Sedge

    Carex baltzellii

  58. Smallflower Lilythorn

    Catesbaea parviflora

  59. Wedge Sandmat

    Chamaesyce deltoidea ssp. deltoidea
    Notice the limestone in which it is growing, an indicator of the rocky pinelands habitat of Dade and Monroe counties to which it is restricted.

  60. Pygmy Fringetree

    Chionanthus pygmaeus

  61. Cape Sable Thoroughwort

    Chromolaena frustrata

  62. Florida Goldenaster

    Chrysopsis floridana

  63. Florida Goldenaster

    Chrysopsis floridana

  64. Perforate Lichen

    Cladonia perforata

  65. Perforate Lichen

    Cladonia perforata

  66. Sweet-scented Pigeonwings

    Clitoria fragrans

  67. Sweet-scented Pigeonwings

    Clitoria fragrans

  68. Etonia False Rosemary

    Conradina etonia

  69. Etonia False Rosemary

    Conradina etonia

  70. Apalachicola False Rosemary

    Conradina glabra
    The Apalachicola False Rosemary is found in two disjunct counties (Liberty and Santa Rosa) in the florida Panhandle.

  71. Apalachicola False Rosemary

    Conradina glabra
    The leaves of the Apalachicola False Rosemary impart a pleasant spicy fragrance when touched.

  72. Butterfly Sage

    Cordia globosa

  73. Butterfly Sage

    Cordia globosa

  74. Chipola Coreopsis

    Coreopsis integrifolia
    The flower is named after the Chipola River along which it is found. This beautiful Coreopsis is also known as Fringeleaf Dyeflower because of cilia found on the leaf margins. Someone made the accurate observation that leaves feel like the plastic in plastic cups!

  75. Chipola Coreopsis

    Coreopsis integrifolia

  76. Pagoda Dogwood

    Cornus alternifolia

  77. Croomia

    Croomia pauciflora

  78. Croomia

    Croomia pauciflora

  79. Croomia

    Croomia pauciflora

  80. Maidenberry

    Crossopetalum rhacoma

  81. Avon Park Rattlebox

    Crotalaria avonensis

  82. Canadian Honewort

    Cryptotaenia canadensis

  83. Canadian Honewort

    Cryptotaenia canadensis

  84. Florida Toothachegrass

    Ctenium floridanum

  85. Okeechobee Gourd

    Cucurbita okeechobeensis

  86. Tropical Waxweed

    Cuphea aspera

  87. Wild Comfrey

    Cynoglossum virginianum

  88. Wild Comfrey

    Cynoglossum virginianum

  89. Beachstar

    Cyperus pedunculatus

  90. Cowhorn Orchid

    Cyrtopodium punctatum

  91. Cowhorn Orchid

    Cyrtopodium punctatum

  92. Carolina Larkspur

    Delphinium carolinianum

  93. Ghost Orchid

    Dendrophylax lindenii
    I had the privilege of seeing this Ghost Orchid growing on a Royal Palm in the Fakahatchee Strand in south Florida. The locations of Ghost Orchids and other orchids are kept as quiet as possible in order to protect them from unscrupulous collectors.

  94. Christman's Mint

    Dicerandra christmanii

  95. Christman's Mint

    Dicerandra christmanii

  96. Robin's Mint

    Dicerandra cornutissima

  97. Robin's Mint

    Dicerandra cornutissima

  98. Scrub Balm

    Dicerandra frutescens

  99. Lakela's Balm

    Dicerandra immaculata var. immaculata
    The species name immaculata means spotless or without spots.