pineland, small milkpea

Small's milkpea (Polygala smallii). Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Threatened and Endangered Species

  • 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:

pineland, florida panther

Florida panther (Felis concolor coryi). Photo courtesy South Florida Water Management District

hammocks, eastern indigo

Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon coaris couperi). Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

hammocks, red-cockaded woodpecker

Red-Cockaded Woodpecker (Picoides borealis). Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

hammocks, rim rock crowned snake

Rim Rock Crowned Snake (Tantilla oolitica). Photo © Kenneth Krysko

 

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.