Threatened and Endangered Plants

Florida semaphore cactus
The park contains the largest known population of Florida semaphore cactus.

Image by Arend Thibodeau

The following plants are listed as threatened or endangered, and are confirmed or suspected to be in the park. If you are lucky enough to observe any of then during your visit to the park, cherish the sighting but please do not harm the plant. Any interference with these plants is strictly prohibited.

The list below includes plants that are likely to be in the park. Visitors are encouraged to report their sightings here. Please provide as much information as possible; date, location, number, photos, size and species.

Visit the park's endangered animal page, federal listing and state listing for more information on threatened and endangered species.

Common Name(s)

Federal Classification Listing

State Classification Listing

Bahama ladder brake

-

Threatened

Banded wild-pine (Twisted airplant)

-

Threatened

Beach jacquemontia

Endangered

Endangered

Beach peanut

-

Endangered

Blacktorch

-

Threatened

Brown’s Indian rosewood

-

Endangered

Butterflybush (Curacao bush)

-

Endangered

Caribbean princewood

-

Endangered

Cinnamon bark (Pepper cinnamon)

-

Endangered

Cinnecord

-

Endangered

Climbing vine fern

-

Endangered

Coffee colubrina (Greenheart)

-

Endangered

Coral pancium

-

Endangered

Darlingplum

-

Threatened

Dildoe cactus

-

Threatened

Dollar orchid

-

Endangered

Erect pricklypear

-

Threatened

Florida boxwood

-

Endangered

Florida Keys blackbead

-

Threatened

Florida mayten

-

Threatened

Giant wild-pine (Giant airplant)

-

Endangered

Golden leather fern

-

Threatened

Green thatch palm (Florida thatch palm)

-

Endangered

Guiana plum

-

Threatened

Havana greenbrier (Everglades greenbrier)

-

Threatened

Ironwood (Redberry stopper)

-

Endangered

Joewood

-

Threatened

Johnson’s seagrass

Threatened

-

Lignumvitae

-

Endangered

Locustberry

-

Threatened

Mahogany mistletoe

-

Endangered

Manchineel

-

Endangered

Mangrove mallow (Swampbush)

-

Endangered

Marsh’s dutchman’s pipe

-

Endangered

Milkbark (Whitewood)

-

Endangered

Mullein nightshade

-

Threatened

Nakedwood (Soldierwood)

-

Endangered

Parasitic ghostplant

-

Endangered

Paurotis palm

-

Threatened

Pearlberry (Tearshrub)

-

Endangered

Pinepink

-

Threatened

Porter’s sandmat

-

Endangered

Prickly applecactus

-

Endangered

Red stopper

-

Endangered

Reflexed wild-pine (Northern needleleaf)

-

Threatened

Sargent’s cherry palm (Buccaneer palm)

-

Endangered

Satinleaf

-

Threatened

Sea lavendar

-

Endangered

Semaphore cactus

Candidate

Endangered

Silver palm

-

Threatened

Silver thatch palm (Brittle thatch palm)

-

Endangered

Simpson’s applecactus

-

Endangered

Smooth strongback (Bahama strongbark)

-

Endangered

Southern fogfruit

-

Endangered

Spicewood

-

Threatened

Stiff-leaved wild-pine (Cardinal airplant)

-

Endangered

Swartz’s snoutbean

-

Endangered

Twindberry (Simpson’s stopper)

-

Threatened

West Indian cock’s comb

-

Endangered

West Indian mahogany

-

Threatened

West Indian trema (Pain-in-the-back)

-

Endangered

Whiteflower passionflower

-

Endangered

Wild cotton (upland cotton)

-

Endangered

Wild dilly

-

Threatened

Yellow nicker bean

-

Endangered

Last updated: February 28, 2017

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