Help us maintain this website and keep it free and open for our community of scientists, students, and conservation managers, who depend on it to obtain the most up to date information. Help us save species and restore native ecosystems!


Basin Marsh

There are 113 taxa reported for the Basin Marsh habitat.

A short description of the Basin Marsh community from The Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI) is “basin with peat or sand substrate; seasonally inundated; statewide excluding Keys; occasional fire; largely herbaceous; maidencane, sawgrass, bulltongue arrowhead, pickerelweed, Baker’s cordgrass, white water lily, coastalplain willow.” A full description can be found in FNAI's 2010 Guide to the Natural Communities of Florida. The current concept of Basin Marsh includes the variant Lake Bottom, which is described as “marshes on former lake bottoms of “disappearing” lakes in northern Florida, areas that alternate between lake and marsh when the sinkholes draining them are plugged or re-opened; well-known examples are Lake Miccosukee and Paynes Prairie.”
Scientific Name: Common Name: South Florida Native Status:
Acer rubrum Red maple Native
Acrostichum danaeifolium Giant leather fern Native
Annona glabra Pond-apple Native
Aristida palustris Longleaf threeawn Native
Blechnum serrulatum Swamp fern, Toothed midsorus fern Native
Brasenia schreberi Watershield, Purple wen-dock Native
Cephalanthus occidentalis Common buttonbush Native
Cladium jamaicense Saw-grass, Jamaica swamp sawgrass Native
Coelorachis rugosa Wrinkled jointtail grass Native
Crinum americanum Swamp-lily, Seven-sisters, String-lily Native
Cyperus odoratus Fragrant flatsedge Native
Dichanthelium acuminatum var. longiligulatum Rough witchgrass Native
Dichanthelium erectifolium Erectleaf witchgrass Native
Diodia virginiana Buttonweed, Virginia buttonweed Native
Echinochloa walteri Coast cockspur Native
Eleocharis baldwinii Baldwin’s spikerush, roadgrass Native
Eleocharis cellulosa Gulf Coast spikerush Native
Eleocharis interstincta Knotted spikerush Native
Eleocharis vivipara Viviparous spikerush Native
Eriocaulon compressum Flattened pipewort Native
Eriocaulon decangulare Tenangle pipewort Native
Eulophia alta Wild-coco Native
Eupatorium leptophyllum Falsefennel Native
Eustachys glauca Prairie fingergrass, Saltmarsh fingergrass Native
Fuirena breviseta Saltmarsh umbrellasedge Native
Fuirena scirpoidea Southern umbrellasedge Native
Funastrum clausum Whitevine, White twinevine Native
Gratiola ramosa Branched hedgehyssop Native
Hibiscus grandiflorus Swamp hibiscus, Swamp rosemallow Native
Hydrocotyle bonariensis Largeleaf marshpennywort Native
Hydrocotyle umbellata Manyflower marshpennywort Native
Hydrocotyle verticillata var. verticillata Whorled marshpennywort Native
Hymenocallis palmeri Alligatorlily Native
Hypericum fasciculatum Sandweed, Peelbark St. John’s-wort Native
Hypericum tetrapetalum Fourpetal St. John’s-wort Native
Ilex cassine Dahoon holly, Dahoon Native
Ipomoea sagittata Everglades morningglory Native
Iva microcephala Piedmont marshelder Native
Juncus megacephalus Bighead rush Native
Juncus repens Lesser creeping rush Native
Juncus scirpoides Needlepod rush Native
Kosteletzkya pentacarpos Virginia saltmarsh mallow Native
Lachnanthes caroliana Bloodroot, Carolina redroot Native
Leersia hexandra Southern cutgrass Native
Leptochloa fusca subsp. fascicularis Bearded spangletop Native
Ludwigia octovalvis Mexican primrosewillow Native
Ludwigia peruviana Peruvian primrosewillow Not Native, Naturalized
Ludwigia pilosa Hairy primrosewillow Native
Ludwigia repens Creeping primrosewillow Native
Lygodium microphyllum Small-leaf climbing fern Not Native, Naturalized
Melaleuca quinquenervia Punktree Not Native, Naturalized
Mikania scandens Climbing hempweed, Climbing hempvine Native
Myrica cerifera Wax myrtle, Southern Bayberry Native
Nuphar lutea subsp. advena Spatterdock, Yellow Pondlily Native
Nymphaea odorata American white waterlily Native
Nymphoides aquatica Big floatingheart Native
Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis Royal fern Native
Osmundastrum cinnamomeum Cinnamon fern Native
Panicum hemitomon Maidencane Native
Panicum tenerum Bluejoint panicum Native
Paspalidium geminatum Egyptian paspalidium Native
Peltandra virginica Green arum, Green arrow arum Native
Persea palustris Swamp bay Native
Phlebodium aureum Golden polypody Native
Phragmites australis Common reed Native
Pluchea baccharis Rosy camphorweed Native
Polygala balduinii Baldwin's milkwort Native
Polygala cymosa Tall pinebarren milkwort Native
Polygala ramosa Low pinebarren milkwort Native
Polygonum glabrum Denseflower knotweed Native
Polygonum hydropiperoides Mild water-pepper, Swamp smartweed Native
Polygonum punctatum Dotted smartweed Native
Pontederia cordata Pickerelweed Native
Proserpinaca palustris Mermaid weed, Marsh mermaidweed Native
Proserpinaca pectinata Mermaid weed, Combleaf mermaidweed Native
Rhynchospora colorata Starrush whitetop Native
Rhynchospora harperi Harper’s beaksedge Native
Rhynchospora inundata Narrowfruit horned beaksedge Native
Rhynchospora latifolia Giant whitetop Native
Rhynchospora nitens Shortbeak beaksedge Native
Rhynchospora tracyi Tracy’s beaksedge Native
Sabal palmetto Cabbage palm Native
Sabatia decandra Bartram's rosegentian Native
Sabatia stellaris Rose-of-Plymouth Native
Saccharum giganteum Sugarcane plumegrass Native
Sacciolepis striata American cupscale Native
Sagittaria filiformis Threadleaf arrowhead Native
Sagittaria graminea var. graminea Grassy arrowhead Native
Sagittaria isoetiformis Quillwort arrowhead Native
Sagittaria lancifolia Bulltongue arrowhead, lance-leaved arrowhead Native
Sagittaria latifolia Broadleaf arrowhead, common arrowhead, duck potato Native
Salix caroliniana Coastal Plain willow Native
Sambucus nigra subsp. canadensis Elderberry, American elder Native
Schinus terebinthifolius Brazilian-pepper Not Native, Naturalized
Schoenolirion albiflorum Sunnybells, White sunnybell Native
Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani Softstem bulrush Native
Scleria verticillata Low nutrush Native
Sesbania herbacea Danglepod Native
Spartina bakeri Sand cordgrass Native
Spiranthes torta Southern lady’s-tresses Native
Stillingia aquatica Corkwood, Water toothleaf Native
Teucrium canadense Wood sage, Canadian germander Native
Thalia geniculata Alligatorflag, Fireflag Native
Thelypteris interrupta Interrupted maiden fern, Hottentot fern Native
Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens Marsh fern Native
Tiedmannia filiformis Water dropwort, Water cowbane Native
Tillandsia recurvata Ball-moss Native
Typha latifolia Common cat-tail, Broadleaf cattail Native
Utricularia cornuta Horned bladderwort Native
Utricularia foliosa Leafy bladderwort Native
Utricularia resupinata Small purple bladderwort Native
Utricularia subulata Zigzag bladderwort Native
Xyris smalliana Small's yelloweyed grass Native