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Rare Plant Conservation Endowment

Rare plants account for nearly 15% of the state’s 2,864 native species, many of which can only be found in Florida. Some species have declined due to a long history of negative human impacts, while other species are rare due to biological constraints. Donate to our endowment to fund surveys, outplanting, reintroductions trials, and studies that help understand and improve knowledge of species biology, current distribution, and their present endangerment. Several important conservation projects are already underway, including the augmentation and introduction of Ziziphus celata; propagation, introduction, and habitat management of Torreya taxifolia; and reintroduction of Jacquemontia reclinata.

Here is the list of rare, threatened, and endangered plants eligible for protection via the endowment:

Common Name (Standard)Scientific nameListing Status
Florida golden asterChrysopsis floridanaE
Britton's beargrassNolina brittonianaE
Brooksville bellflowerCampanula robinsiaeE
Florida bonamiaBonamia grandifloraT
Scrub buckwheatEriogonum longifolium var gnaphalifoliumT
Scrub lupineLupinus aridorumE
Longspurred mintDicerandra cornutissimaE
Rugel's pawpawDeeringothamus rugeliiE
Scrub plumPrunus geniculataE
Etonia rosemaryConradina etoniaE
Wide-leaf wareaWarea amplexifoliaE
Cooley's water-willowJusticia cooleyiE
Miccosukee gooseberryRibes echinellumT
Telephus spurgeEuphorbia telephioidesT
Harper's beautyHarperocallis flavaE
Apalachicola rosemaryConradina glabraE
White birds-in-a-nestMacbridea albaT
Godfrey's butterwortPinguicula ionanthaT
Gentian pinkrootSpigelia gentianoidesE
Chapman rhododendronRhododendron chapmaniiE
Florida skullcapScutellaria floridanaT
Scrub blaszingstarLiatris ohlingeraeE
Florida brickell-bushBrickellia mosieriE
Florida semaphore cactusConsolea corallicolaE
Key tree cactusPilosocereus robiniiE
Carter's small-flowered flaxLinum carteri carteriE
Sand flaxLinum arenicolaE
Pygmy fringe-treeChionanthus pygmaeusE
Okeechobee gourdCucurbita okeechobeensis ssp. okeechobeensisE
Avon Park harebellsCrotalaria avonensisE
Highlands scrub hypericumHypericum cumulicolaE
Beach jacquemontiaJacquemontia reclinataE
Crenulate lead-plantAmorpha crenulataE
Small's milkpeaGalactia smalliiE
Garrett's mintDicerandra christmaniiE
Lakela's mintDicerandra immaculataE
Scrub mintDicerandra frutescensE
Carter's mustardWarea carteriE
Beautiful oawoawDeeringothamnus pulchellusE
Four-petal pawpawAsimina tetrameraE
Big Pine partridge peaChamaecrista lineata keyensisE
Pigeon wingsClitoria fragransT
Lewton's polygalaPolygala lewtoniiE
Tny polygalaPolygala smalliiE
Aboriginal prickly-appleHarrisia (=Cereus) aboriginum (=gracilis)E
Fragrant prickly-appleCereus eriophorus var. fragransE
Short-leaved rosemaryConradina brevifoliaE
SandlacePolygonella myriophyllaE
Blodgett's silverbushArgythamnia blodgettiiT
SnakerootEryngium cuneifoliumE
Deltoid spurgeChamaesyce deltoidea ssp. deltoideaE
Garber's spurgeChamaesyce garberiT
Wedge spurgeChamaesyce deltoidea serpyllumE
Cape Sable thoroughwortChromolaena frustrataE
Papery whitlow-wortParonychia chartaceaT
WireweedPolygonella basiramiaE
Florida ziziphusZiziphus celataE
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