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Tag : flora

17 Feb 2019

Flora found along South Florida’s coastal trails

Plants that can be found growing wild along South Florida’s coastal trails – a guide with pictures, descriptions and general informations. Trees, Shrubs and Wildflowers along the coast. Brazilian Pepper Common Name: Brazilian Pepper Scientific Name: Schinus terebinthifolia Brazilian Pepper is an invasive exotic tree, commonly found on roadsides throughout Florida, is also known as Florida Holly and Christmas Berry. It was originally brought to Florida in the early 1800’s from South America and is native to Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil. […]

13 Jul 2018

Buttonwood

Buttonwood, Conocarpus erectus, is found often in association with mangroves that many consider it a mangrove itself. There is some merit to the argument. The United States Department of Agriculture calls it buttonwood mangrove. Others say there are only three mangroves that grow in Florida, and buttonwood isn’t one of them. Buttonwood produces seeds rather than propagules. Buttonwood live farther from water than red, black, and white mangrove. They are usually found above the high tide line. The flowers and fruits do […]