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Fern Forest Nature Center
County: Broward County
Size: 254 acres
Latitude: 26.2297743º Longitude: -80.1857513º
Managing Agency: Broward County

There are 304 taxa reported for
Fern Forest Nature Center

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Scientific Name: Occurrence: Native Status: Introduced Status: Invasive Status: Cultivated Status: Reference: Voucher:
Abrus precatorius Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Acacia auriculiformis Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Acer rubrum Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Acrostichum danaeifolium Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Albizia lebbeck Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Aloe vera Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 15405
Alternanthera philoxeroides Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Ambrosia artemisiifolia Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 15405
Ammannia latifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Ampelopsis arborea Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Andropogon glomeratus var. pumilus Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Anemia adiantifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Annona glabra Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Ardisia elliptica Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Ardisia escallonioides Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Asclepias curassavica Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Asclepias tuberosa Present Native Not Introduced Native 16600
Asimina reticulata Present Native Not Introduced Native 16600
Asplenium abscissum Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405 18935
Asplenium dentatum Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Asplenium serratum Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Axonopus fissifolius Present Native Not Introduced Native 16600
Axonopus furcatus Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Azolla caroliniana Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Baccharis halimifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Bacopa monnieri Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Berchemia scandens Present Native Not Introduced Native 16600
Bidens alba var. radiata Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 15405
Bischofia javanica Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Blechnum serrulatum Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Boehmeria cylindrica Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Bucida buceras Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 15405
Bursera simaruba Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Caesalpinia bonduc Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Callicarpa americana Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Campyloneurum phyllitidis Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Canna flaccida Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Cannabis sativa Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal Assumed to be Cultivated 15405
Carex vexans Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Carica papaya Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Caryota mitis Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Casuarina equisetifolia Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Catharanthus roseus Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15405
Catopsis floribunda Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated Not Introduced Native 15405 20669
Cenchrus gracillimus Present Native Not Introduced Native 16600
Cenchrus incertus Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Centella asiatica Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Cephalanthus occidentalis Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Ceratophyllum muricatum subsp. australe Recorded as Present in Error 15405
Cestrum diurnum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Chrysobalanus icaco Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Chrysophyllum oliviforme Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Cissus verticillata Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Citrus x paradisi Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Cladium jamaicense Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Clerodendrum x speciosum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Coccoloba diversifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Colocasia esculenta Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Cordyline fruticosa Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 15405
Crinum americanum Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Crinum zeylanicum Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 15405
Ctenitis sloanei Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Ctenitis submarginalis Present Native Not Introduced Native 16605 18979
Cupaniopsis anacardioides Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Cyanthillium cinereum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 16600
Cyperus croceus Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 15405
Cyperus haspan Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Cyperus ligularis Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Cyperus odoratus Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Cyperus ovatus Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Cyperus papyrus Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Potentially Invasive Cultivated 15405
Cyperus polystachyos Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Cyperus surinamensis Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Dactyloctenium aegyptium Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 16600
Delonix regia Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Desmodium incanum Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Diodia virginiana Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Dioscorea bulbifera Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Diospyros virginiana Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Dracaena marginata Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 15405
Drypetes lateriflora Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Dypsis lutescens Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Echinochloa crus-galli Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 16606
Echinochloa walteri Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Eclipta prostrata Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Eichhornia crassipes Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Eleusine indica Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15405
Emilia sonchifolia Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15405
Encyclia tampensis Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Epidendrum nocturnum Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Epidendrum rigidum Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Epipremnum pinnatum cv. Aureum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Eragrostis spectabilis Present Native Not Introduced Native 19134 19134
Eriobotrya japonica Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Eugenia axillaris Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Eugenia uniflora Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Eupatorium capillifolium Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Euphorbia heterophylla Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 15405
Euphorbia pinetorum Recorded as Present in Error 15405
Exothea paniculata Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Ficus aurea Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Ficus benjamina Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 15405
Ficus citrifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Fimbristylis cymosa Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15405
Forestiera segregata Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Funastrum clausum Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Gaillardia pulchella Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15405
Habenaria floribunda Present Native Not Introduced Native 16600
Habenaria quinqueseta Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Hamelia patens var. patens Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Hibiscus acetosella Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 52330
Hibiscus tiliaceus var. tiliaceus Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Hydrilla verticillata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Hydrocotyle umbellata Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Ilex cassine Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Ipomoea alba Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Ipomoea cordatotriloba Present Native Not Introduced Native 16600
Ipomoea indica Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Itea virginica Present Native Not Introduced Native 52453 52453
Jasminum fluminense Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Juncus marginatus Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Kalanchoe delagoensis Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Kalanchoe pinnata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Kosteletzkya virginica Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Kyllinga brevifolia Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15405
Lantana camara Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Leersia hexandra Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Lemna aequinoctialis Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Lepidium virginicum Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 15405
Leucaena leucocephala Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 15405
Linaria canadensis Present Native Not Introduced Native 52330
Ludwigia octovalvis Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Ludwigia peruviana Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 15405
Ludwigia repens Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Lythrum alatum var. lanceolatum Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Macrothelypteris torresiana Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Magnolia virginiana Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Melothria pendula Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Mikania cordifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Mikania scandens Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Millettia pinnata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Mitreola petiolata Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Mollugo verticillata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15405
Momordica charantia Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15405
Morus rubra Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Muhlenbergia capillaris Present Native Not Introduced Native 16600
Myrcianthes fragrans Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Myrica cerifera Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Myrsine cubana Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Najas guadalupensis Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Nectandra coriacea Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Nephrolepis biserrata Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Nephrolepis cordifolia Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Nephrolepis exaltata Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Nephrolepis x averyi Present Native Not Introduced Native 17967 17967
Neyraudia reynaudiana Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Nuphar lutea subsp. advena Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Ophioglossum palmatum Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Opuntia humifusa Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Panicum dichotomiflorum var. dichotomiflorum Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Panicum hemitomon Present Native Not Introduced Native 16606
Panicum maximum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15405
Panicum repens Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Panicum rigidulum Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Parthenocissus quinquefolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Paspalum distichum Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Paspalum notatum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 16600
Paspalum repens Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Paspalum setaceum Present Native Not Introduced Native 16600
Paspalum urvillei Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15405
Passiflora suberosa Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Pecluma plumula Recorded as Present in Error 15405
Pecluma ptilodon var. bourgeauana Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Peltandra virginica Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Pennisetum purpureum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15405
Peperomia obtusifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Persea americana Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Persea borbonia var. borbonia Recorded as Present in Error 15405
Phlebodium aureum Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Phragmites australis Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Phytolacca americana Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Pilea microphylla Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Pinus elliottii var. densa Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Pisonia aculeata Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Pistia stratiotes Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Pleopeltis polypodioides var. michauxiana Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Pluchea carolinensis Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15405
Pluchea odorata Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Polygala violacea Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Polygonum hydropiperoides Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Polypremum procumbens Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 15405
Polyscias scutellaria Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 15405
Pontederia cordata Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Prosthechea cochleata Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Psidium guajava Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Psilotum nudum Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Psychotria nervosa Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Psychotria tenuifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Pteridium caudatum Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Pteris tripartita Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Pteris vittata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Ptychosperma elegans Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 15405
Quercus laurifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Quercus nigra Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Quercus virginiana Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Randia aculeata Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Rhus copallinum Present Native Not Introduced Native 16600
Rhynchospora colorata Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Rhynchospora latifolia Doubtfully Present 15405
Ricinus communis Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 15405
Rivina humilis Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Roystonea regia Present Not Native, Naturalized Not Introduced Invasive 15405
Ruellia blechum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15405
Sabal palmetto Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Sagittaria lancifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Sagittaria latifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Salix caroliniana Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Salvia misella Present Native Not Introduced Native 8723 8723
Salvinia minima Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Sambucus nigra subsp. canadensis Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Sansevieria hyacinthoides Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 16600
Sansevieria trifasciata Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 15405
Saururus cernuus Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Schefflera actinophylla Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Schinus terebinthifolius Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Schizachyrium rhizomatum Present Native Not Introduced Native 16606
Schoepfia schreberi Present Native Not Introduced Native 16600
Scleria triglomerata Present Native Not Introduced Native 16600
Scoparia dulcis Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 15405
Senna pendula var. glabrata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Sesbania herbacea Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 15405
Sesbania sericea Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 16600
Setaria parviflora Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Sida acuta Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 15405
Sida rhombifolia Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 15405
Sideroxylon foetidissimum Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Sideroxylon reclinatum subsp. reclinatum Present Native Not Introduced Native 16600
Sideroxylon salicifolium Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Simarouba glauca Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Smilax auriculata Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Smilax bona-nox Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Smilax laurifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Solanum americanum Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 15405
Solanum diphyllum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 15405
Solidago fistulosa Present Native Not Introduced Native 16606
Solidago sempervirens Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Sophora tomentosa var. truncata Recorded as Present in Error 15405
Sphagneticola trilobata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 15405
Spirodela polyrhiza Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Sporobolus pyramidalis Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15405
Stachytarpheta jamaicensis Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Stenotaphrum secundatum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 16600
Syagrus romanzoffiana Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Symphyotrichum bahamense Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Symphyotrichum carolinianum Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Synedrella nodiflora Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 12573
Syngonium podophyllum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Syzygium cumini Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Taxodium ascendens Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Taxodium distichum Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Tectaria heracleifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Tectaria incisa Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Thalia geniculata Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Thelypteris augescens Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Thelypteris dentata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Thelypteris interrupta Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Thelypteris kunthii Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Thelypteris ovata Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Thelypteris reptans var. reptans Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Tillandsia balbisiana Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Tillandsia fasciculata var. densispica Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Tillandsia flexuosa Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Tillandsia recurvata Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Tillandsia setacea Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Tillandsia usneoides Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Tillandsia utriculata Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Tillandsia variabilis Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Tillandsia x smalliana Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Toxicodendron radicans Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Tradescantia spathacea Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Tradescantia zebrina Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 15405
Trema micrantha Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Tripsacum dactyloides Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Typha domingensis Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Urena lobata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Urochloa distachya Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15405
Urochloa mutica Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Utricularia gibba Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Vachellia farnesiana var. pinetorum Recorded as Present in Error 15405
Verbesina virginica Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Viburnum obovatum Present Native Not Introduced Native 52315 52315
Vigna luteola Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Vitis aestivalis Present Native Not Introduced Native 16600
Vitis cinerea var. floridana Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Vitis rotundifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Vittaria lineata Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Washingtonia robusta Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15405
Yucca gigantea Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 15405
Zamia integrifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Zanthoxylum fagara Present Native Not Introduced Native 15405
Zephyranthes atamasca Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 15405
Zizaniopsis miliacea Present Native Not Introduced Native 16606


References for Fern Forest Nature Center:
Anonymous. s.d. List of plants from Palm Aire Park. pp 22-26. In files of The Institute for Regional Conservation, Miami, FL.
Anonymous. s.d. New plants seen in Fern Forest after the addition of water. In files of The Institute for Regional Conservation, Miami, FL.
Anonymous. s.d. Plant list of Fern Forest Nature Center. In files of The Institute for Regional Conservation, Miami, FL.
Avery, G.N. 1983. Botanical notes of George Avery, south Florida botanist 1922 - 1983. Fairchild Tropical Garden Archives.
Avery, G.N. 1983. Botanical notes of George Avery, south Florida botanist 1922 - 1983. Fairchild Tropical Garden Archives.
Bradley, K.A. 1997. Observations of vascular plants at Fern Forest Nature Center, Broward County, Florida. Institute for Regional Conservation. Miami, Florida.
Bradley, K.A., & A. Cressler. 1996. Observations of Asplenium abscissum at Fern Forest Nature Center. December, 1996. Institute for Regional Conservation. Miami, Floirda.
Lange, J.J. 2015. Observations of Hibiscus acetosella and Linaria canadensis at Fern Forest Nature Center in Broward County, FL, USA in Feb 2015. Email Communication 06 Aug 2015.


Vouchers for Fern Forest Nature Center:
Avery 1693, USF
Bennett & Iverson 501, FAU
Howell 99, USF
Howell, P.L. 937. USF. Voucher of Itea virginica at Fern Forest Nature Center in Broward County, Florida, USA on 07 Jun 2006. Link to specimen.
Howell, P.L. 391. USF. Voucher of Viburnum obovatum at Fern Forest Nature Center in Broward County, Florida, USA on 08 May 2001. Link to specimen.
Iverson s.n., FAU
Iverson s.n., USF
Nauman & Austin 79, US
Nauman & Nauman 384, USF
Nauman & Nauman 385, USF
Nauman 436, USF
Nauman et al. 136, FAU