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Species List

Biota - Plants

bluejack oak(Quercus incana) may be dominant with turkey oak
southern red oak or Spanish oak (Q. falcata) on more mesic, fertile sites
blackjack oak (Q. marilandica) in the panhandle
sand post oak (Q. stellata var. margaretta)
live oak (Q. virginiana)
Arkansas oak (Q. arkansana)
persimmon(Diospyros virginiana)
black cherry (Prunus serotina)
sassafras (Sassafras albidum)
mockernut hickory (Carya tomentosa)
sand hickory (Carya pullida)
sparkleberry (Vaccinium arboreum)
pawpaw (Asimina incarna)
myrtle oak (Quercus myrtifolia) and other evergreen oaks
wiregrass (Aristida stricta)
bluestems (Andropogon spp.)
piney woods dropseed (Sporobolus junceus)
bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum)
gopher apple (Licania michauxii)
golden aster (Pityopsis graminifolia)
low-bush blueberry (Vaccinium myrsinities)
blackberry (Rubus cuneifolius)
hairawn muhly (Muhlenbergia capillaris)
Threatened or Endangered Plants:
East coast coontie (Zamia umbrosa)
Florida coontie (Zamia floridana)
Godfrey's blazing star (Liatris provincialis)

Biota - Animals

pocket gopher (Geomys pinetis)
chicken turtle (Deirochelys reticularia)
green anole (Anolis carolinesis)
six lined race runner (Cnemidophorus sexlineatus)
scarlet snake (Cemophora coccinea)
pine snake (Pituophis melanoleucus)
most of the common Florida pit vipers
southern toad (Bufo terrestis)
oak toad (Bufo quercicus)
eastern spadefoot (Scaphiopus holbrookii)

Threatened or Endangered Species:

Florida mouse (Peromyscus floridanus)
Florida panther (Felix concolor coryi)
southeastern kestrel (Falco sparverius paulus)
red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis)
blue-tailed mole skink (Eumeces egregius lividius)
eastern indigo snake (Drymarchon corais couperi)
short-tailed snake (Stilosoma extenuatum)
gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus)
Sherman's fox squirrel (Sciurus niger shermani)
black bear (Ursus americanus
mink (Mustela vison).