This site is intended to help people identify plants commonly found in conservation areas in the treasure coast is Palm Beach counties Martin County and St. Lucie County. Over 600 species are covered in the various categories.
These species are grouped by plant form. The following simple key which contains hyperlinks which will take you to a site containing more detailed information.
If your plant is a grass or grass like, then click on GRASS
If your plant is a vine, then click on VINE
If your plant is a fern, fern ally, or cycad, then click on FERN
If your plant is a air plant, then click on AIR PLANT
If your plant is a tree or shrub, then click on TREE
If your plant is an herb and has many, many (more than 6) petals then it is probably a member of the Aster or Daisy family. What we think of as an “aster” flower is actually a composite head containing one or two types of flowers: ray flowers (with flat, often strap-shaped corollas) and disk flowers (tubular flowers with 5 tooth-like lobes at the summit). If your flower is this type, click on ASTERACEAE
If your plant is an herb or subshrub and has 6 or fewer petals, click on WILDFLOWER
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For a collection of keys and detailed datum about a variety of plant species go to