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View of a Buttonwood. These type of trees have leathery leaves and small buttonlike heads of green flowers.

View of Cord grass, which is often found on the coast and is important as a soilbinder.

Bushy Fleabane.

View of a Royal Palm. These type of trees may grow up to a height of 100 feet.

Royal Palms.

Pigeon Plum.

Pigeon Plum.

Corkystem Passionflower.


Krug's Holly.

View of a Lancewood. The wood of these type of trees may be used for the construction and cabinet work.

View of a Cocoplum. The plumlike fruit of these types of trees may be used to make jellies and preserves.


Detailed view of a Firebush.

View of a Strangler Fig. These type of trees are found in southern Florida and the West Indies.

Detailed view of a Strangler Fig.

Strangler Fig.

Paradise tree.

Detailed view of a Paradise tree.


View of a Poisonwood. These type of trees will cause a rash on contact.


Detailed view of a Poisonwood.

Detailed view of tree bark.

Detailed view of tree bark.

Snails on the side of a tree.

Detailed view of a Poinsettia.

Firebush berries, which may be used for dye.

View of a Potato tree. Because of its strange smell, this tree was used by Native American hunters to cover human scent.

Pigeon Plum.

Detailed view of a Pigeon Plum.

Potato tree.

Golden Orb spider.

In this area of Florida, there is only a shallow layer of topsoil.


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