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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. Small's Milkwort

    Polygala smallii
    How appropriate that this tiny milkwort is named after botanist J. Kunkel Small

  2. Small's Milkwort

    Polygala smallii

  3. Tufted Wireweed

    Polygonella basiramia
    This plant has female flowers.

  4. Tufted Wireweed

    Polygonella basiramia
    This can be identified as a male by its black anthers.

  5. Largeleaf Jointweed

    Polygonella macrophylla

  6. Small's Jointweed

    Polygonella myriophylla

  7. Shootingstar

    Primula meadia

  8. Shootingstar

    Primula meadia

  9. Clamshell Orchid

    Prosthechea cochleata

  10. Scrub Plum

    Prunus geniculata
    The Scrub Plum can be easily distinguished from other Florida plums by its zigzag branches and its existence in scrub habitat.

  11. Scrub Plum

    Prunus geniculata

  12. Giant Orchid

    Pteroglossaspis ecristata

  13. Giant Orchid

    Pteroglossaspis ecristata

  14. Apalachicola Meadowbeauty

    Rhexia parviflora

  15. Apalachicola Meadowbeauty

    Rhexia parviflora

  16. Panhandle Meadowbeauty

    Rhexia salicifolia

  17. Mistletoe Cactus

    Rhipsalis baccifera

  18. Alabama Azalea

    Rhododendron alabamense

  19. Alabama Azalea

    Rhododendron alabamense

  20. Florida Flame Azalea

    Rhododendron austrinum

  21. Florida Flame Azalea

    Rhododendron austrinum