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There are 50 taxa reported for the Baygall habitat.

A short description of the Baygall community from The Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI) is “slope or depression wetland with peat substrate; usually saturated and occasionally inundated; statewide excluding Keys; rare or no fire; closed canopy of evergreen trees; loblolly bay, sweetbay, swamp bay, titi, fetterbush.” A full description can be found in FNAI's 2010 Guide to the Natural Communities of Florida. The current concept of Baygall includes the variants Bay Swamp, which is described as “large or small peat filled depression; mainly eastern Panhandle to central peninsula; forested; dominated by bay species,” and South Florida Bayhead, which is described as occurring “on tree islands in glades marsh on peat substrate; south of Lake Okeechobee in central and southern peninsula; open or closed canopy; swamp bay, sweetbay, dahoon, coastalplain willow, and/or coco plum.” Our concepts of Baygall and Bayhead remain distinct in South Florida.
Scientific Name: Common Name: South Florida Native Status:
Acer rubrum Red maple Native
Acrostichum danaeifolium Giant leather fern Native
Ampelopsis arborea Peppervine Native
Apteria aphylla Nodding nixie Native
Arisaema triphyllum Jack-in-the-pulpit Native
Blechnum serrulatum Swamp fern, Toothed midsorus fern Native
Boehmeria cylindrica False nettle, Bog hemp, Button-hemp Native
Campyloneurum phyllitidis Long strap fern Native
Cephalanthus occidentalis Common buttonbush Native
Crinum americanum Swamp-lily, Seven-sisters, String-lily Native
Encyclia tampensis Florida butterfly orchid Native
Ficus aurea Strangler fig, Golden fig Native
Funastrum clausum Whitevine, White twinevine Native
Gordonia lasianthus Loblolly bay Native
Habenaria floribunda Rein orchid, Toothpetal false reinorchid Native
Ilex cassine Dahoon holly, Dahoon Native
Ilex glabra Gallberry, Inkberry Native
Itea virginica Virginia-willow, Virginia sweetspire Native
Lygodium microphyllum Small-leaf climbing fern Not Native, Naturalized
Magnolia virginiana Sweet-bay Native
Myrsine cubana Myrsine, Colicwood Native
Ophioglossum palmatum Hand fern Native
Orthosia scoparia Hairnetvine, Leafless swallowwort Native
Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis Royal fern Native
Osmundastrum cinnamomeum Cinnamon fern Native
Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia-creeper, Woodbine Native
Peltandra virginica Green arum, Green arrow arum Native
Persea palustris Swamp bay Native
Phlebodium aureum Golden polypody Native
Pleopeltis polypodioides var. michauxiana Resurrection fern Native
Podocarpus macrophyllus Podocarpus, Southern-yew, Japanese-yew Not Native, Naturalized
Psilotum nudum Whisk-fern Native
Pteris tripartita Giant brake Not Native, Naturalized
Sabal palmetto Cabbage palm Native
Schinus terebinthifolius Brazilian-pepper Not Native, Naturalized
Smilax auriculata Earleaf greenbrier Native
Smilax laurifolia Catbrier, Laurel greenbrier, Bamboo vine Native
Symphyotrichum carolinianum Climbing aster Native
Thelypteris interrupta Interrupted maiden fern, Hottentot fern Native
Thelypteris kunthii Southern shield fern Native
Tillandsia balbisiana Reflexed wild-pine Native
Tillandsia fasciculata var. densispica Stiff-leaved wild-pine, Cardinal airplant Native
Tillandsia recurvata Ball-moss Native
Tillandsia setacea Thin-leaved wild-pine, Southern needleleaf Native
Tillandsia utriculata Giant wild-pine, Giant airplant Native
Tillandsia variabilis Soft-leaved wild-pine, Leatherleaf airplant Native
Toxicodendron radicans Eastern poison-ivy Native
Vitis rotundifolia Muscadine, Muscadine grape Native
Vittaria lineata Shoestring fern Native
Woodwardia virginica Virginia chain fern Native