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There are 86 taxa reported for the Slough habitat.

Broad, shallow channel with peat over mineral substrate; seasonally inundated, flowing water; subtropical; occasional or rare fire; pop ash and/or pond apple or water lily.
Scientific Name: Common Name: South Florida Native Status:
Acer rubrum Red maple Native
Acrostichum danaeifolium Giant leather fern Native
Alternanthera philoxeroides Alligatorweed Not Native, Naturalized
Annona glabra Pond-apple Native
Azolla caroliniana Carolina Mosquito Fern Native
Bacopa caroliniana Lemon hyssop, Lemon bacopa, Blue waterhyssop Native
Blechnum serrulatum Swamp fern, Toothed midsorus fern Native
Boehmeria cylindrica False nettle, Bog hemp, Button-hemp Native
Bulbophyllum pachyrachis Rattail orchid Native
Camaridium micranthum Purple tiger orchid, mini-max Native
Campylocentrum pachyrrhizum Leafless bentspur orchid Native
Campyloneurum angustifolium Narrow strap fern, Narrow-leaved strap fern Native
Campyloneurum costatum Tailed strap fern Native
Campyloneurum phyllitidis Long strap fern Native
Catopsis floribunda Florida strap airplant Native
Catopsis nutans Nodding strap airplant Native
Cephalanthus occidentalis Common buttonbush Native
Chrysobalanus icaco Coco-plum Native
Cladium jamaicense Saw-grass, Jamaica swamp sawgrass Native
Cyperus odoratus Fragrant flatsedge Native
Dendrophylax lindenii Ghost orchid, Palmplolly Native
Eichhornia crassipes Common water-hyacinth Not Native, Naturalized
Eleocharis cellulosa Gulf Coast spikerush Native
Encyclia tampensis Florida butterfly orchid Native
Epidendrum acuñae Acuna’s star orchid Native
Epidendrum anceps Dingy-flowered star orchid Native
Epidendrum floridense Umbrella star orchid Native
Epidendrum nocturnum Night-blooming epidendrum, Night-scented orchid Native
Epidendrum rigidum Stiff-flower star orchid, rigid Epidendrum Native
Epidendrum strobiliferum Big Cypress star orchid Native
Ficus aurea Strangler fig, Golden fig Native
Fraxinus caroliniana Water ash, Carolina ash, Pop ash Native
Funastrum clausum Whitevine, White twinevine Native
Guzmania monostachia West Indian tufted airplant Native
Heterotaxis sessilis Hidden orchid Native
Huperzia dichotoma Hanging club-moss Native
Hydrilla verticillata Water-thyme Not Native, Naturalized
Hydrocotyle umbellata Manyflower marshpennywort Native
Hydrocotyle verticillata var. verticillata Whorled marshpennywort Native
Ilex cassine Dahoon holly, Dahoon Native
Landoltia punctata Dotted duckweed Not Native, Naturalized
Lemna valdiviana Valdivia duckweed Native
Lepanthopsis melanantha Tiny orchid Native
Leptochloa fusca subsp. fascicularis Bearded spangletop Native
Lygodium microphyllum Small-leaf climbing fern Not Native, Naturalized
Mikania scandens Climbing hempweed, Climbing hempvine Native
Myriophyllum heterophyllum Water milfoil, Twoleaf watermilfoil Native
Najas guadalupensis Southern waternymph Native
Nephrolepis exaltata Sword fern, Wild Boston fern Native
Nuphar lutea subsp. advena Spatterdock, Yellow Pondlily Native
Nymphaea odorata American white waterlily Native
Nymphoides aquatica Big floatingheart Native
Ophioglossum petiolatum Stalked adder’s tongue fern Native
Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis Royal fern Native
Osmundastrum cinnamomeum Cinnamon fern Native
Panicum rigidulum Redtop panicum Native
Peltandra virginica Green arum, Green arrow arum Native
Peperomia rotundifolia Yerba linda Native
Phanopyrum gymnocarpon Savannah panicum Native
Phlebodium aureum Golden polypody Native
Phragmites australis Common reed Native
Pistia stratiotes Water-lettuce Native
Pleopeltis astrolepis Star-scale polypody Native
Pleopeltis polypodioides var. michauxiana Resurrection fern Native
Pleurothallis gelida Flor de Llanten, Frosted Orchid Native
Polygonum glabrum Denseflower knotweed Native
Polygonum hydropiperoides Mild water-pepper, Swamp smartweed Native
Polystachya concreta Greater yellowspike orchid Native
Pontederia cordata Pickerelweed Native
Potamogeton illinoensis Illinois pondweed Native
Proserpinaca palustris Mermaid weed, Marsh mermaidweed Native
Proserpinaca pectinata Mermaid weed, Combleaf mermaidweed Native
Prosthechea cochleata Clamshell orchid, cockleshell orchid Native
Prosthechea pygmaea Dwarf butterfly orchid Native
Psilotum nudum Whisk-fern Native
Sagittaria lancifolia Bulltongue arrowhead, lance-leaved arrowhead Native
Salix caroliniana Coastal Plain willow Native
Salvinia minima Water spangles Not Native, Naturalized
Saururus cernuus Lizard’s tail Native
Schinus terebinthifolius Brazilian-pepper Not Native, Naturalized
Symphyotrichum carolinianum Climbing aster Native
Thalia geniculata Alligatorflag, Fireflag Native
Tillandsia usneoides Spanish-moss Native
Tillandsia utriculata Giant wild-pine, Giant airplant Native
Typha domingensis Southern cat-tail Native
Utricularia foliosa Leafy bladderwort Native