Who knew?

The lowly palmetto (serenoa repens) may be as much as 10,000 years old!











 "Palmetto Issue"

Florida Native Plant Society

Vol. 33. no. 3 2016

"Age-old palms of Florida's Ancient Ridges"

Warren G. Abrahamson

"A Tale of Two Palmettos: the Foundation of Ecosystems"

Warren G. Abrahamson



Palmetto Issue 33.3 2016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 9.8 MB

Carlton Wildflower Gallery: can be viewed singly or as a slideshow.

Also view Drew Shell's Wildflower Gallery. He and and Julie Scherer are regular Carlton visitors who assist us locating and identifying new and invasive species and have obtained grants for us from Microsoft Corporation. 

Help us identify our native wildflowers: e-mail Sherm@carltonreserve.org if we've misidentified any of them.

pictured : Hibiscus, Swamp Rosemallow--Hibuscus moscheutos





Information & Website



Park Naturalist:

Debbie Blanco 




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Sarasota County

Field Guide

to Conservation Lands

(download 64pp. PDF)

Field Guide.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.8 MB

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