Plant Lists

picture of Florida native plant

Students are responsible for knowing the plants highlighted in yellow.


# Family Scientific Name Common Name Habitatz Regionz
148 Blechnaceae Blechnum serrulatum Swamp Fern Swamps, marshes, wet prairies, and hammocks Common; peninsula, Bay Co.
149 Dennstaedtiaceae Pteridium aquilinum

(3 varieties occur in our area)
Bracken Fern Dry to moist, open hammocks, flatwoods, thickets and scrub

Habitats vary due to variety
Varies; dependent on variety
150 Dryopteridaceae Ctenitis sloanei Florida Tree Fern Moist tropical hammocks; often on exposed limestone Occasional; Manatee and Polk cos., southern peninsula
151 Nephrolepidaceae Nephrolepsis biserrata Giant Sword Fern Swamps and wet hammocks, sometimes epiphytic Occasional; central and southern peninsula
152 Nephrolepidaceae Nephrolepsis exaltata Wild Boston Fern, Sword Fern Wet hammocks and swamps; often epiphytic Common; central and southern peninsula, Duval, Suwannee and Leon Cos.
153 Osmundaceae Osmunda cinnamomea Cinnamon Fern Swamps, bogs, and marshes Common; nearly throughout
154 Osmundaceae Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis Royal Fern Swamps, bogs, and marshes Common; nearly throughout
155 Polypodiaceae Campyloneurum phyllitidis Long Strap Fern Hammocks and swamps; epiphytic or sometimes on walls of limestone sinkholes Occasional; central and southern peninsula
156 Polypodiaceae Phlebodium aureum Golden Polypody, Serpent Fern Hammocks and swamps; epiphytic, often on Sabal palmetto, rarely terrestrial Frequent; peninsula, Dixie and Franklin Cos.
157 Pteridaceae Acrostichum danaeifolium Leather Fern Freshwater and brackish swamps and marshes Frequent; St. Johns, Putnam, and Dixie Cos., central and southern peninsula

zHabitat and Region as described by Wunderlin, 2003