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Naturalistic landscape with native wildflowers Photo by Andrea England

What is the difference between a wildflower and a native plant?

Florida’s flora includes more than 4,100 kinds of spontaneous occurring plants. Of those, 2,800 are considered true Florida natives. A true Florida native plant is a plant species whose natural range included Florida prior to European contact according to the best available scientific and historical documentation (about 1500AD).

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