Numerous threatened and endangered species reside in Florida’s rocky pinelands
Numerous threatened and endangered species occur in the rocky pinelands of south Florida, including:
- silver thatch palm (Coccothrinax argentata)
- big pine partridge pea (Cassia keyensis)
- pride-of-big-pine (Strumpfia maritima)
- night scent orchid (Epidendrum nocturnum)
- pineland clustervine (Jacquemontia curtissii)
- Small’s milkpea (Polygala smallii)
Animals considered threatened or endangered include:
Glossary terms on page:
- endangered species: a species in danger of becoming extinct that is protected by the Endangered Species Act.
- threatened species: plants or animals likely to become endangered in the near future.