Although Everglades National Park is home to hundreds of species of wildflowers and there is always something in bloom no matter the season, finding the flowers can make you feel like you're on a scavenger hunt. Scattered across niches within the vast landscape, the wildflowers range from small and nondescript, to fragrant and colorful, and even to poisonous. Below is a sampling of some of the interesting and beautiful flowers you can discover in the park. To learn more about flower identification, stop by a park visitor center or check with the Everglades Association for guidebooks.
Please remember that collection of all plants and wildlife
About the Illustrations
The vibrant, detailed botanical illustrations on this page and others are by NPS volunteer and artist Kathleen Konicek-Moran. Kathleen has graciously allowed Everglades National Park to use her original works to help convey the vital connections inherent within the Everglades ecosystem. Learn more about Kathleen Konicek-Moran and what inspires her bountiful flow of creativity.
Did You Know?
The Ten Thousand Islands area of Everglades National Park composes part of the largest stand of protected mangrove forest in the Western Hemisphere. South Florida's coast serves as a vital nursery ground for many of our most prized commercial and recreational marine species.