• Purple, yellow, gold and orange sponges and soft corals wave against a turquioise sea.

    Biscayne

    National Park Florida

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Wildflowers

spider lily

The perfumed spider lily (Hymenocallis latifolia) is one of many beautiful wildflowers found in Biscayne National Park

NPS

The following wildflowers have been documented in the park. They have been sorted alphabetically by common name. The list is not exhaustive, and documented sightings of species not on this list are welcome. Submit your sightings to the webmaster.

Bayhops, Ipomoea pes-caprae

Bidens pilosa, Bidens alba

Bracted fanpetals, Sida ciliaris

Bushy seaoxeye, Borrichia frutescens

Butterfly orchid, Encyclia tempensis

Catchfly prairie-gentian, Eustoma exaltatum

Chinese hibiscus, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Climbing dayflower, Commelina diffusa

Coastal searocket, Cakile lanceolata

Coatbuttons, Tridax procumbens

Common purslane, Portulaca oleracea

Creeping daisy, Wedelia trilobata

Creeping oxalis, Oxalis corniculata

Cuban jute, Sida rhombifolia

Dollar orchid, Encyclia boothiana

False buttonweed, Spermacoce verticillata

False daisy, Eclipta prostrata

False daisy, Eclipta prostrata

Florida hammock milkpea, Galactia striata

Goatweed, Capraria biflora

Hammock viper's-tail, Pentalinon luteum

Hirypod cowpea, Vigna luteola

Horseweed, Conyza canadensis

Juniper leaf, Polypremum procumbens

Leafless bentspur orchid, Campylocentrum pachyrrhizum

Madagascar periwinkle, Catharanthus roseus

Mexican clover, Richardia grandiflora

Narrowleaf paleseed, Conobea multifida

Narrowleaf yellowtops, Flaveria linearis

Oceanblue morningglory, Ipomoea indica

Oriental false hawksbeard, Youngia japonica

Perfumed spiderlily, Hymenocallis latifolia

Queen Ann's lace, Ptilimnium capillaceum

Red spiderling, Boerhavia diffusa

Sea hibiscus, Hibiscus tiliaceus

Silverhead, Blutaparon vermiculare

Sixangle foldwing, Dicliptera sexangularis

Snow squarestem, Melanthera nivea

Southern beeblossom, Gaura angustifolia

Tampa butterfly orchid, Encyclia tampensis

Trailing indigo, Indigofera spicata

Tree seaside tansy, Borrichia arborescens

Tropical white morningglory, Ipomoea alba

Turkey tangle, Phyla nodiflora

Virginia buttonweed, Diodia virginiana

White twinevine, Sarcostemma clausum

Woodland false buttonweed, Spermacoce assurgens

Yellow pricklypoppy, Argemone mexicana

Yellow sweet-clover, Melilotus albus

Did You Know?

Mangrove Snapper

Mangrove snapper (also known as gray snapper) must be at least 10 inches long to keep. Following fishing regulations will ensure healthy fisheries in and outside of Biscayne National Park for generations to come. More...