outside shot of buildingCultivated plants are integral to civilization.

They are our source of food, oils, spices, medicines, shelter, paper, and many industrial products. They enrich our lives as plantings in our parks and landscape. Certain cultivated species have become problems in our environment. Some species are toxic to humans and animals. Many of our invasive species originated as cultivated plants.

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Cultivated Woody Plants of Florida Image Gallery

Support: Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Florida Museum of Natural History.