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The Floristic Inventory of South Florida Database Online (FISF) provides data on more than 2500 vascular plants in the 10 southernmost counties of Florida (Martin, Glades, Charlotte counties south to the Florida Keys). It was first launched in 2001 and has been continuously updated since that time; it is underpinned by more the 375,000 occurrence records derived from published and previously unpublished data, and original research by IRC staff members and our colleagues. The FISF functions as both a scientific repository and a user-friendly tool to aid in learning about, conserving, and restoring the native flora of South Florida. Information and images are provided not only on the vascular plants themselves, but on their distributions within the more than 400 protected areas in the region, from very large conservation areas like Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve, to very small but critically important conservation areas within the urban and suburban matrix. Each native plant species has been ranked using a modification of the NatureServe ranking system, and additional conservation information is added where possible. Our primary goals are to prevent local extinctions, restore depleted populations and ecosystems, and improve the conservation system upon which the native flora depends. For how to cite and a history of the FISF click here.
How to use the FISF Database:
By Clicking: You will get:
Plants of South Florida A list of all the taxa reported for South Florida.
Plants by Conservation Area A list of all the taxa reported for a specific Conservation Area.
Plants by County A list of all the taxa reported for a specific County.
Plants by Habitat A list of all the taxa reported for a specific Habitat.
Quick Search You can quickly search the database by scientific name or common name.
Advanced Search Using the advanced search options you can produce a list of taxa by a variety of criteria including native status, habit, and plant family.