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Rare Species

Lands owned and managed by the Suwannee River Water Management District provide habitat for numerous plant and animal species, including several rare and imperiled biota. During the course of regular land management, it is important to know how management activities affect the native, natural communities. The District is committed to actively monitoring several populations of imperiled biota in order to track population responses to management. To do this, the District annually monitors rare plants and animals across the District.

Rare species occurrences are visited depending on the season when they are most active or visually distinct. For example, corkwood is listed by the state of Florida as threatened. This inconspicuous plant blooms in early spring, and is therefore monitored during that time period. Below is a list of all the imperiled biota monitored on District lands.

Angle Pod Flowering Crabapple
Atamasco Lily Giant Orchid
Bartram's Ixia Godfrey's Swamp Privet
Beach Sunflower Green-fly Orchid
Blue Butterwort Gulf Hammock Indian Plantain
Broad Halberd Fern Variable-leaved Indian Plantain
Cardinal Flower Hooded Pitcherplant
Chapman's Sedge Little Ladiestresses
Coontie Pinewoods Dainties
Corkwood Sandhill Spinypod
Cranefly Orchid Tinted Wood Spurge
Cutiss' Milkweed Southern Tubercled Orchid
Florida Mountainmint Trillium
Florida Spinypod Treat's Rain Lily
Bachman's Sparrow Gopher Tortoise
Bald Eagle Swainson's Warbler
Florida Mouse Wading Bird Rookeries