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Southern Beeblossom (Oenothera simulans)

Observer

fherrerav

Date

April 30, 2022 11:36 AM EDT
Southern Beeblossom - Photo (c) Bob Peterson, some rights reserved (CC BY)
plruiz's ID: Southern Beeblossom (Oenothera simulans)
Added on May 27, 2022
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Shiny-leaved Wild Coffee (Psychotria nervosa)

Observer

mindfulruminate

Date

April 2022
Shiny-leaved Wild Coffee - Photo (c) Mary Keim, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
plruiz's ID: Shiny-leaved Wild Coffee (Psychotria nervosa)
Added on May 26, 2022
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Wormvine Orchid (Vanilla barbellata)

Date

May 2019
Wormvine Orchid - Photo (c) dylannt, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by dylannt
plruiz's ID: Wormvine Orchid (Vanilla barbellata)
Added on May 25, 2022
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South Florida Slash Pine (Pinus elliottii var. densa)

Observer

joemdo

Date

May 17, 2022 04:15 PM EDT

Description

Tropical Park pineland, six days post burn. This is a pine rockland habitat, dependent on fire to keep the mostly open canopy consisting of only slash pine and the rich diversity of native grasses, shrubs and forbs as an understory. For more info about the importance of fire in pine rocklands, see here: https://www.miamidade.gov/environment/library/brochures/pine-rocklands.pdf
& here: https://www.miamidade.gov/environment/pine-rocklands.asp

This pineland had been taken over by many invasive plants due to fire suppression and unfortunately also infiltrated by cats (there are probably hundreds of cans of cat food in some parts of this preserve thanks to people feeding the cats). I am hoping to volunteer with EEL to help clean up and also pull up any invasive plants that pop up. There are a few areas with lots of rosary pea (Abrus precatorius) dropping fruit/seed in part of the preserve and there are also some parts with Urena that didn't burn.

Link to news article about the fire: https://wsvn.com/news/local/miami-dade/part-of-tropical-park-catches-fire-near-soccer-field/

My goal here was to more carefully map the burn via iNaturalist, showing the state of plants in different parts of the preserve. I was very careful not to bring in or pick up/move around any seeds on my shoes/socks/clothes!

All my observations from one day post burn: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?nelat=25.788490133153903&nelng=-79.94006956842279&on=2022-05-12&order=asc&order_by=observed_on&place_id=any&swlat=25.618346976274324&swlng=-80.63735808160638&user_id=joemdo

Five days post burn, with some decent rain storms having passed: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?nelat=25.788490133153903&nelng=-79.94006956842279&on=2022-05-16&order=asc&order_by=observed_on&place_id=any&swlat=25.618346976274324&swlng=-80.63735808160638&user_id=joemdo

Six days post burn (today), right after a pretty heavy rainstorm:
Observations from 6 days post burn: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?nelat=25.788490133153903&nelng=-79.94006956842279&on=2022-05-17&order=asc&order_by=observed_on&place_id=any&swlat=25.618346976274324&swlng=-80.63735808160638&user_id=joemdo

South Florida Slash Pine - Photo (c) Pablo I Ruiz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Pablo I Ruiz
plruiz's ID: South Florida Slash Pine (Pinus elliottii var. densa)
Added on May 19, 2022
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Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)

Observer

seanhiggins

Date

June 3, 2017
Southern Live Oak - Photo (c) Dusty, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Dusty
plruiz's ID: Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)
Added on May 11, 2022
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Sweet Shaggytuft (Stenandrium dulce)

Observer

joemdo

Date

April 30, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

Description

In area that was burned not too long ago (not sure exactly how long, presumably less than two years, likely less than one year)

Sweet Shaggytuft - Photo (c) Ariel Rotondo, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Ariel Rotondo
plruiz's ID: Sweet Shaggytuft (Stenandrium dulce)
Added on May 08, 2022
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Semaphore Thoroughwort (Eupatorium mikanioides)

Observer

joemdo

Date

April 30, 2022 12:01 PM EDT
Semaphore Thoroughwort - Photo (c) bradleysmith, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
plruiz's ID: Semaphore Thoroughwort (Eupatorium mikanioides)
Added on May 08, 2022
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Piedmont Marsh Elder (Iva microcephala)

Observer

joemdo

Date

April 30, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

Description

Not sure about ID

Piedmont Marsh Elder - Photo (c) Eric M Powell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Eric M Powell
plruiz's ID: Piedmont Marsh Elder (Iva microcephala)
Added on May 08, 2022
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Common Axil-Flower (Mecardonia acuminata)

Observer

joemdo

Date

April 30, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

Description

In area that was burned not too long ago (not sure exactly how long, presumably less than two years, likely less than one year)

Common Axil-Flower - Photo (c) Bob Peterson, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
plruiz's ID: Common Axil-Flower (Mecardonia acuminata)
Added on May 08, 2022
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Southern Sneezeweed (Helenium flexuosum)

Observer

joemdo

Date

April 30, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

Description

In area that was burned not too long ago (not sure exactly how long, presumably less than two years, likely less than one year)

Southern Sneezeweed - Photo (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
plruiz's ID: Southern Sneezeweed (Helenium flexuosum)
Added on May 08, 2022
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Butterfly Pea (Centrosema virginianum)

Observer

joemdo

Date

April 30, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

Description

In area that was burned not too long ago (not sure exactly how long, presumably less than two years, likely less than one year)

Butterfly Pea - Photo (c) Judy Gallagher, some rights reserved (CC BY)
plruiz's ID: Butterfly Pea (Centrosema virginianum)
Added on May 08, 2022
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Marsh Mermaidweed (Proserpinaca palustris)

Observer

joemdo

Date

April 30, 2022 12:56 PM EDT

Description

In area that was burned not too long ago (not sure exactly how long, presumably less than two years, likely less than one year)

Marsh Mermaidweed - Photo (c) Brian Popelier, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Brian Popelier
plruiz's ID: Marsh Mermaidweed (Proserpinaca palustris)
Added on May 08, 2022
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Pineland Sandmat (Euphorbia deltoidea ssp. pinetorum)

Observer

joemdo

Date

April 2022

Description

In area that was burned not too long ago (not sure exactly how long, presumably less than two years, likely less than one year)

Pineland Sandmat - Photo (c) Jay L. Keller, all rights reserved, uploaded by Jay L. Keller
plruiz's ID: Pineland Sandmat (Euphorbia deltoidea ssp. pinetorum)
Added on May 08, 2022
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Willow Bustic (Sideroxylon salicifolium)

Observer

joemdo

Date

April 30, 2022 01:00 PM EDT

Description

In area that was burned not too long ago (not sure exactly how long, presumably less than two years, likely less than one year)

Willow Bustic - Photo (c) Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
plruiz's ID: Willow Bustic (Sideroxylon salicifolium)
Added on May 08, 2022
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Cocoplum (Chrysobalanus icaco)

Observer

joemdo

Date

April 30, 2022 01:01 PM EDT

Description

In area that was burned not too long ago (not sure exactly how long, presumably less than two years, likely less than one year)

Cocoplum - Photo (c) BJ Stacey, all rights reserved
plruiz's ID: Cocoplum (Chrysobalanus icaco)
Added on May 08, 2022
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White Indigoberry (Randia aculeata)

Observer

joemdo

Date

April 30, 2022 01:01 PM EDT

Description

In area that was burned not too long ago (not sure exactly how long, presumably less than two years, likely less than one year)

White Indigoberry - Photo (c) Eridan Xharahi, some rights reserved (CC BY)
plruiz's ID: White Indigoberry (Randia aculeata)
Added on May 08, 2022
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Colicwood (Myrsine cubana)

Observer

joemdo

Date

April 30, 2022 01:02 PM EDT

Description

In area that was burned not too long ago (not sure exactly how long, presumably less than two years, likely less than one year)

Colicwood - Photo (c) Veronique Tessier, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Veronique Tessier
plruiz's ID: Colicwood (Myrsine cubana)
Added on May 08, 2022
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Florida Keys Sensitive Pea (Chamaecrista deeringiana)

Observer

joemdo

Date

April 30, 2022 01:13 PM EDT

Description

In area that was burned not too long ago (not sure exactly how long, presumably less than two years, likely less than one year)

Florida Keys Sensitive Pea - Photo (c) Noah Frade, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by Noah Frade
plruiz's ID: Florida Keys Sensitive Pea (Chamaecrista deeringiana)
Added on May 08, 2022
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Florida Ironweed (Vernonia blodgettii)

Observer

joemdo

Date

April 30, 2022 01:26 PM EDT

Description

Didn't realize my GPS was off so location is estimated

Florida Ironweed - Photo (c) Sharpj99, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
plruiz's ID: Florida Ironweed (Vernonia blodgettii)
Added on May 08, 2022
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Calcareous Morning-Glory (Ipomoea microdactyla)

Observer

joemdo

Date

April 30, 2022 01:28 PM EDT

Description

Didn't realize my GPS was off so location is estimated

Calcareous Morning-Glory - Photo (c) Scott Zona, some rights reserved (CC BY)
plruiz's ID: Calcareous Morning-Glory (Ipomoea microdactyla)
Added on May 08, 2022
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Jamaica Swamp Sawgrass (Cladium mariscus ssp. jamaicense)

Observer

joemdo

Date

April 30, 2022 02:38 PM EDT

Description

My goal here was to make it to the cypress dome just to the northwest but I started hearing baby alligators so I turned back. Vegetation between me and the dome also looked too thick to get through.

Jamaica Swamp Sawgrass - Photo (c) jlloyd, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by jlloyd
plruiz's ID: Jamaica Swamp Sawgrass (Cladium mariscus ssp. jamaicense)
Added on May 08, 2022
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Florida Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium rhizomatum)

Observer

joemdo

Date

April 30, 2022 02:40 PM EDT

Description

My goal here was to make it to the cypress dome just to the northwest but I started hearing baby alligators so I turned back. Vegetation between me and the dome also looked too thick to get through.

Florida Little Bluestem - Photo (c) Jay Horn, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Jay Horn
plruiz's ID: Florida Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium rhizomatum)
Added on May 08, 2022
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American Coinwort (Centella erecta)

Observer

joemdo

Date

April 30, 2022 02:40 PM EDT

Description

My goal here was to make it to the cypress dome just to the northwest but I started hearing baby alligators so I turned back. Vegetation between me and the dome also looked too thick to get through.

American Coinwort - Photo (c) Layla, all rights reserved, uploaded by Layla Dishman
plruiz's ID: American Coinwort (Centella erecta)
Added on May 08, 2022
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Piedmont Marsh Elder (Iva microcephala)

Observer

joemdo

Date

April 30, 2022 02:42 PM EDT

Description

My goal here was to make it to the cypress dome just to the northwest but I started hearing baby alligators so I turned back. Vegetation between me and the dome also looked too thick to get through.

Piedmont Marsh Elder - Photo (c) Eric M Powell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Eric M Powell
plruiz's ID: Piedmont Marsh Elder (Iva microcephala)
Added on May 08, 2022
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Dodder Laurels (Genus Cassytha)

Observer

joemdo

Date

April 30, 2022 02:42 PM EDT

Description

My goal here was to make it to the cypress dome just to the northwest but I started hearing baby alligators so I turned back. Vegetation between me and the dome also looked too thick to get through.

Dodder Laurels - Photo (c) Donají Graham, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Donají Graham
plruiz's ID: Dodder Laurels (Genus Cassytha)
Added on May 08, 2022
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Lax Hornpod (Mitreola petiolata)

Observer

joemdo

Date

April 30, 2022 02:43 PM EDT

Description

My goal here was to make it to the cypress dome just to the northwest but I started hearing baby alligators so I turned back. Vegetation between me and the dome also looked too thick to get through.

Lax Hornpod - Photo (c) BJ Stacey, all rights reserved
plruiz's ID: Lax Hornpod (Mitreola petiolata)
Added on May 08, 2022
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Lanceleaf Arrowhead (Sagittaria lancifolia)

Observer

joemdo

Date

April 30, 2022 02:44 PM EDT

Description

My goal here was to make it to the cypress dome just to the northwest but I started hearing baby alligators so I turned back. Vegetation between me and the dome also looked too thick to get through.

Lanceleaf Arrowhead - Photo (c) Steve Carbol, all rights reserved, uploaded by Steve Carbol
plruiz's ID: Lanceleaf Arrowhead (Sagittaria lancifolia)
Added on May 08, 2022
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Marsh Mermaidweed (Proserpinaca palustris)

Observer

joemdo

Date

April 30, 2022 02:44 PM EDT

Description

My goal here was to make it to the cypress dome just to the northwest but I started hearing baby alligators so I turned back. Vegetation between me and the dome also looked too thick to get through.

Marsh Mermaidweed - Photo (c) Brian Popelier, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Brian Popelier
plruiz's ID: Marsh Mermaidweed (Proserpinaca palustris)
Added on May 08, 2022
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Southeastern Sneezeweed (Helenium pinnatifidum)

Observer

joemdo

Date

April 30, 2022 02:46 PM EDT

Description

Missed this one in the Big C. Glad to pick it up here!

My goal here was to make it to the cypress dome just to the northwest but I started hearing baby alligators so I turned back. Vegetation between me and the dome also looked too thick to get through.

Southeastern Sneezeweed - Photo (c) Jay Keller, all rights reserved, uploaded by Jay L. Keller
plruiz's ID: Southeastern Sneezeweed (Helenium pinnatifidum)
Added on May 08, 2022
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Carolina Willow (Salix caroliniana)

Observer

joemdo

Date

April 30, 2022 02:48 PM EDT

Description

My goal here was to make it to the cypress dome just to the northwest but I started hearing baby alligators so I turned back. Vegetation between me and the dome also looked too thick to get through.

Carolina Willow - Photo (c) Mary Keim, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
plruiz's ID: Carolina Willow (Salix caroliniana)
Added on May 08, 2022
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