Florida's Fantastic Fifteen September Ecoquest

Sarasota-Manatee EcoFlora's EcoQuest challenge for September 2020 will be based on the popular local publication, Florida's Fantastic Fifteen! With so many important keystone species in Florida this publication highlights the fifteen most fantastic. Listed below are the Fantastic Fifteen, all integral plants to our state's main ecosystems from mangroves on the coast to sand live oak and Spanish bayonet in our scrub-lands there are fantastic plants everywhere. Can you find all 15?

Join the ecoquest here if you're up for the challenge: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/florida-s-fantastic-fifteen-sarasota-manatee-ecoflora-challenge-september-2020

Florida's Fantastic Fifteen Includes:
Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum)
Buttonwood (Conocarpus erectus)
Cabbage Palm (Sabal palmetto)
Cocoplum (Chrysobalanus icaco)
Coontie (Zamia pumila)
Dwarf Palmetto (Sabal minor)
Giant Leather Fern (Acrostichum danaeifolium)
Mangroves (All three species Rhizophora mangle, Avicennia germinans, Laguncularia racemosa.)
Sand Live Oak (Quercus geminata)
Seagrape (Coccoloba uvifera)
Spanish Bayonet (Yucca aloifolia)
Wild Cinnamon (Canella winterana)
Shiny Wild Coffee (Psychotria nervosa)
Wild Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum)
Yaupon Holly (Ilex vomitoria)

Publicado por sarasota_manatee_ecoflora_sean sarasota_manatee_ecoflora_sean, 01 de septiembre de 2020

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