National Natural Landmarks

Lignumvitae Key

Lignumvitae Key
Lignumvitae Key

One of the highest keys in the Florida Keys chain, Lignumvitae Key provides a wide range of habitat, from wave-washed exposures of Key Largo limestone to mangrove swamp. Located within Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, the site is the largest and best example of tropical hammock forest known in the United States.

Location: Monroe County, FL

Year designated: 1968

Acres: 275

Ownership: State




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