The purpose of this fact sheet is to help identify a few of the more common woody plant species found in Florida’s scrub ecosystems. In the individual plant descriptions, words that appear in bold font are considered to be key field characteristics that will aid in identification of the species. This 14-page fact sheet was written by Lynn Proenza and Michael Andreu and published by the UF Department of School of Forest Resources and Conservation, October 2012.
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Menges, E. S. 1999. Ecology and conservation of Florida scrub. Pp. 7-22 In: Anderson, R. C., J. S. Fralish, and J. M. Baskin (eds), Savannas, barrens, and rock outcrop plant communities of North America. Cambridge University Press, UK. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511574627.002
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Myers, R. L. 1990. Scrub and High Pine. Pp. 150-193. In: Myers, R.L. and J.J. Ewel (eds.), Ecosystems of Florida. University of Central Florida Press, Orlando, Fl.
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Stein, J., D. Binion, and R. Acciavatti. 2003. Field Guide to Native Oak Species of Eastern North America. [Morgantown, WV]: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team.
Wunderlin, R. P., and B. F. Hansen. 2003. Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida, Second Edition. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.
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