Florida's Native Plants Display

April-May 2002

A display featuring materials on "Florida Native Plants" blossomed in the Library during April and May of 2002. According to the Suncoast Native Plant Society, Florida is home to over 2400 native plant species. The Evans Library offers books, periodical literature, government documents, and multimedia materials on these Florida-friendly plants, botanical identification, weed management, and related topics.

Native Florida plants can be found throughout the Florida Tech campus landscape. The 30-acre Botanical Garden consists of a wonderful palm collection that includes a number of native species. Native flowering plants, like the Hibiscus and Rhododendron Canescens, can be found around campus as well.

Books featured in the display:

Call Number
Stacks SB 435.52 .F6 W67 1980 Growing Native: Native Plants for Landscape Use in Coastal South Florida
Stacks SB 21 .F52 no. 7 Burrowing Nematode in Citrus
Stacks QK 495.P17 M33 1960 Handbook of Florida Palms
Stacks QK 154 .F585 1998 Florida Wetland Plants: An Identification Manual
Stacks SB 407 .89 1974 500 Plants of South Florida Tech
Stacks SB 407 .W38 1975 Florida Landscape Plants
Reference REF QK 495 .O65 L9 1972 The Native Orchids of Florida Tech
Reference REF SB439.24.F6H34 1999 Native Florida Plants: Low Maintenance Lanscaping and Gardening

Featured Internet "Sites by Discipline":

Site Name URL
Plants National Database http://plants.usda.gov/java/
Florida Plants Online http://www.floridaplants.com/botany.htm
EPA- Landscaping with Native Plants http://www.epa.gov/greatlakes/greenacres/index.html
University of Florida Extension http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/

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Created by Evans Library Instructional Programs: Lois Crozier, Elisa Kermani, Joanne Savage, and Kathy Turner.