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Botanical Study

Plant Viewing Along the Byway

The Big Scrub is the world’s largest contiguous sand pine scrub forest, and is home to a wide variety of rare and endangered plant species. Whether you’re looking for unusual shrubs on the high, dry longleaf pine islands of the scrub forest, or rare trees in bottomlands along our creeks and rivers, you’ll find a diversity of flora in every season – with peak wildflower blooms in spring and fall.

Highlighted Trails:

Distinctive Plants:

See Also: Ancient Island Scrub Video

Links: Viewing Plants – Ocala National Forest, Florida Native Plant Society, Botanical Bounty