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Celestial Lily - Nemastylis floridana    $     ?
Celestial Lily - Nemastylis floridana

Florida Cacalia Trio - Florida Indian Plantain - Arnoglossum floridanum    $     ?
Florida Cacalia Trio - Florida Indian Plantain - Arnoglossum floridanum

Scrub Jay on Chop - Florida Scrub Jay - Aphelocoma coerulescens    $     ?
Scrub Jay on Chop - Florida Scrub Jay - Aphelocoma coerulescens

Only in Florida is a sample of some species that are state endemics - they naturally occur only in Florida. Our only endemic bird is the Florida scrub jay, shown here from Lyonia Preserve in Deltona. Florida bonamia, also called Florida lady's-nightcap, is another endemic scrub species that was seen in Volusia County in 1900 by Allan Hiram Curtiss. The image of Florida Indian plantain is titled "Florida Cacalia Trio" showing three of the distinctive little flowers of this endemic plant that is also called Cacalia. Celestial Lily is an interesting little endemic flower that is only found in the Florida peninsula, mostly in the east central portion. The flowers only open in mid-afternoon for a few hours in the late summer and early fall. Scrubland goldenaster is only found in flatwoods and disturbed sites of the Florida peninsula. Peninsula cooter, seen here basking on an alligator shaped log, is an endemic subspecies of the Florida cooter.

Scrubland Goldenaster - Chrysopsis subulata    $     ?
Scrubland Goldenaster - Chrysopsis subulata

Cooter on Alligator Log - Peninsula Cooter - Pseudemys floridana var. peninsularis    $     ?
Peninsula Cooter - Pseudemys floridana var. peninsularis

Florida Bonamia - Bonamia grandiflora    $     ?
Florida Bonamia - Bonamia grandiflora

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