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South Florida Vegetation Classification Scheme Crosswalks



South Florida Vegetation Classification Scheme Crosswalks

Crosswalks for 5 vegetation classification schemes used in south Florida: 1. Everglades Vegetation Classification
System (EVSC, South Florida National Parks), 2. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC), 3.
Florida Gap Analysis Project (FLGAP, US Geological Survey), 4. Florida Land Use and Cover Classification System
(FLUCCS, Florida Department of Transportation and Water Management Districts), 5. Multi-Species Recovery Project
(MSRP, US Fish and Wildlife Service).

Class Scheme Descriptions
Florida Gap
Florida Land Use and Cover
FLUCCS/SWFFS/SFMM
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
MSRP Ecological Community
South Florida National Parks Vegetation System

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EVCS EVCS
FFWCC FFWCC
FLGAP FLGAP
FLUCCS FLUCCS
MSRP MSRP
SWFFS* SWFFS

FLUCCS/SWFFS/SFMM crosswalk prepared by Mike Duever, South Florida Water Management District.

For additional information contact:
Leonard Pearlstine or Frank Mazzotti
University of Florida-FLREC; 3205 College Avenue; Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314; (954) 577-6300



Introduction

The Florida Gap Project is mandated by the National Gap Program, USGS/BRD to use the recently enacted United
States National Vegetation Classification System (NVCS)as the classification for it's vegetation map of the state of
Florida (Anderson et al. 1998, Grossman et al. 1998; http://www.consci.tnc.org/library/pubs/class/). The NVCS is
based on a hierarchical structure with vegetation physiognomic and floristic elements (Table 1).

The competing needs of producing a map with a high classification resolution and the use of landcover data from
the LANDSAT satellite system has resulted in the development of a modified vegetation classification for the state
based on the NVCS classification. Vegetation was classified to the Alliance level or to a higher aggregation of
Alliances when discrimination to the Alliance level was not reliable.

Various factors can limit the type and content of a classification. For example, due to cloud cover and cost, the
Florida Gap Project often used LANDSAT data from a single date for each scene. Adjacent scenes often were from
seasonally different dates, resulting in spring/summer phenology for one scene and fall/winter phenology for
another. Thus, reliable classification of deciduous versus evergreen dominated vegetation types was reduced.

The modifications consisted of two types. Classes were either generalized using elements of the mandated
vegetation classification system, or Alliance and Formation levels of the classification were used. Generalized
classes were called Compositional Groups and Ecological Complexes (Pearlstine et al. 1998). "Compositional groups
are composed of alliances that are spatially discrete but cannot be discriminated into separate classes because of
spectral similarity" and "Ecological complexes are distinguished from compositional groups in that it is the spatial
closeness of the alliances that prevents discrimination based on satellite imagery" (Pearlstine et al. 1998).

Table 1. The U.S. National Vegetation Classification System Hierarchy Level


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Classification Level [Example in braces]
Class Growth form and structure of vegetation [Woodland]
Subclass Growth form characteristics, e.g., leaf phenology [Deciduous Woodland]
Group Leaf types, corresponding to climate [Cold-deciduous Woodland]
Subgroup Relative human impact (natural/semi-natural, or cultural) [Natural/Semi-natural]
Formation Additional physiognomic and environmental factors, including hydrology [Temporarily
Flooded Cold-deciduous Woodland]
Alliance Dominant/diagnostic species of uppermost or dominant stratum [Populus deltoides
Temporarily Flooded Woodland Alliance]
Association Additional dominant/diagnostic species from any strata [Populus deltoides (Salix
amygdaloides) / Salix exigua Woodland]

Additional information necessary to understand this classification includes these Class level definitions (Grossman
1998).

Forest (I): Vegetation dominated by trees with their crowns overlapping, generally forming 60 100% cover;
includes reproductive stages or immature secondary growth stands that are temporarily less than 5 meters or 16.5
feet tall.

Woodland (II): Open stands of trees with crowns not usually touching, generally forming 25-60% cover. Canopy
tree cover (rarely) may be less than 25% in cases when the cover of each of the other lifeforms present (i.e. shrub,
dwarf-shrub, herb, nonvascular) is less than 25% and tree cover exceeds the cover of the other lifeforms.

Shrubland (scrub) (III): Vegetation dominated by shrubs greater than 0.5 meters or 1.5 feet and typically less
than 4 to 5 meters or 13 to 16 feet in height, forming greater than 25% cover, with trees forming less than 25%
cover; shrub cover may be less than 25% in cases where the cover of each of the other life forms present is less
than 25% and the shrub cover exceeds the cover of other life forms; does not include developing secondary
associations dominated by tree species.

Dwarf-Shrubland (IV): Vegetation dominated by low-growing shrubs and/or trees, usually under 0.5 meters or
1.5 feet tall; dwarf-shrubs generally form greater than 25% cover, although (rarely) may be less, and tree and
taller shrubs generally form less than 25% cover.

Herbaceous vegetation (V): Herbs (graminoids, forbs, and ferns) dominant, generally forming at least 25%
cover. Trees, shrubs, and dwarf-shrubs generally with less than 25% cover. Herbaceous cover (rarely) may be less
than 25% in cases when the cover of each of the other lifeforms present (i.e. tree, shrub, dwarf-shrub,
nonvascular) is less than 25% and herbaceous cover exceeds the cover of the other lifeforms.

Nonvascular vegetation (VI): Nonvascular cover (bryophytes and lichens) dominant, generally forming at least
25% cover. Trees, shrubs, dwarf-shrubs, and herbs generally with less than 25% cover. Nonvascular cover (rarely)
may be less than 25% in cases when the cover of each of the other lifeforms present (tree, shrub, dwarf-shrub, and
herb) is less than 25% and nonvascular cover exceeds the cover of the other lifeforms. Crustose lichen-dominated
areas should be placed in the Sparse Vegetation class.

Sparse vegetation (VII): Vegetation is scattered or nearly absent; total vegetation cover, excluding crustose
lichens (which can sometimes have greater than 10% cover) is generally 1%-10%.

CLASS DESCRIPTION
0 Background: This class represents marine areas and land outside of the classification.
1 Open water: All fresh water bodies without vegetation or with submerged aquatic species and no emergents.
2 Tropical Hardwood Hammock Formation: This class represents the species rich hardwood hammocks of
south Florida. Two major vegetation alliances, coastal and interior hardwood hammocks, are included in this
formation.
I.A.3.N.a Tropical or subtropical seasonal lowland evergreen forest Formation
I.A.3.N.a.010. Bursera simaruba Coccoloba diversifolia Ocotea coriacea Eugenia
axillaris Forest Alliance
I.A.3.N.a.020. Casasia clusiifolia Guapira discolor Forest Alliance
I.A.3.N.a.030. Metopium toxiferum Eugenia foetida Forest Alliance
I.A.3.N.a.050. Sabal palmetto Coccoloba uvifera Forest Alliance




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3 Semi-deciduous/Evergreen Tropical/Subtropical Swamp Forest: This class represents semi-deciduous
forested swamps of south Florida. In large strand swamps, such as, Fakahatchee Strand dominant canopy
species include baldcypress (Taxodium distichum), royal palm (Roystonea elata), laurel oak (Quercus
laurifolia), and red maple (Acer rubrum). Included within this class are communities known as South Florida
Bayhead Forest. These low stature swamps are also referred to as bayhead forest and tree island. They contain
an assemblage of temperate and tropical species including: Annona glabra, Magnolia virginiana, and Persea
palustris.
I.A.3.N.f. Seasonally flooded tropical or subtropical seasonal evergreen forest
I.A.3.N.f.010. Magnolia virginiana Persea palustris Chrysobalanus icaco (Ficus aurea)
Seasonally Flooded Forest Alliance
I.C.1.N.c. Seasonally flooded tropical or subtropical semi-deciduous forest
I.C.1.N.c.010. Taxodium distichum Persea palustris Chrysobalanus icaco Seasonally
Flooded Forest Alliance
II.A.1.N.c. Seasonally flooded tropical or subtropical broad-leaved evergreen woodland
II.A.1.N.c.020. Magnolia virginiana Persea palustris Chrysobalanus icaco Seasonally
Flooded Woodland Alliance
4 Xeric-Mesic Oak Ecological Complex: This complex is predominantly live oak (Quercus virginiana) and sand
live oak (Quercus geminata) found in areas with hydrologic conditions varying from mesic to xeric.
I.A.4.N.a. Lowland temperate seasonal evergreen forest
I.A.4.N.a.010. Quercus geminata Forest Alliance
I.A.4.N.a.020. Quercus hemisphaerica Forest Alliance
I.A.4.N.a.030. Quercus virginiana Forest Alliance
5 Mesic-Hydric Live Oak/ Sabal Palm Ecological Complex: This class is generally a coastal live oak
(Quercus virginiana) and sabal palm (Sabal palmetto). It generally is found on mesic to hydric sites. The hydric
sites may be analogous to hydric hammocks (Vince )
I.A.4.N.a. Lowland temperate seasonal evergreen forest
I.A.4.N.a.050. Quercus virginiana Sabal palmetto Forest Alliance
I.A.4.N.e. Temporarily flooded temperate seasonal evergreen forest
I.A.4.N.e.010. Quercus virginiana Temporarily Flooded Forest Alliance
I.A.5.N.e. Saturated tropical or subtropical broad-leaved evergreen sclerophyllous forest
I.A.5.N.e.030. Quercus laurifolia Saturated Forest Alliance
I.C.2.N.d. Saturated mixed broad-leaved evergreen cold-deciduous forest
I.C.2.N.d.020. Sabal palmetto Quercus virginiana Quercus laurifolia Liquidambar
styraciflua Ulmus americana Saturated Forest Alliance
6 Bay/Gum/Cypress Ecological Complex: This class represents forested communities containing
combinations of bay (Gordonia lasianthus, Magnolia virginiana, Persea palustris), gum (Nyssa spp.), and
cypress (Taxodium spp.). Due the difficulty of spectral differentiation of communities containing these species a
broad more general class was created. The order of species in the class name does not represent the order of
dominance. (Leitman et al. 1983, Loftin 1998).
I.B.2.N.f. Semipermanently flooded cold-deciduous forest
I.B.2.N.f.030. Nyssa aquatica (Taxodium distichum) Semipermanently Flooded Forest
Alliance
I.B.2.N.h. Tidally flooded cold-deciduous forest
I.B.2.N.h.010. Nyssa biflora (Nyssa aquatica, Taxodium distichum) Tidal Forest Alliance
I.C.2.N.x. Tidally flooded mixed broad-leaved evergreen cold-deciduous forest
I.C.2.N.x.010. Magnolia virginiana Nyssa biflora (Taxodium distichum, Nyssa aquatica,
Persea palustris) Tidal Forest Alliance
7 Loblolly Bay Forest: This class is dominated by Gordonia lasianthus
I.A.4.N.g. Saturated temperate seasonal evergreen forest
I.A.4.N.g.020. Gordonia lasianthus Saturated Forest Alliance
8 Cajeput Forest: This class represents both forest and woodland Melaleuca quinquenervia community types.
I.A.5.N.c. Seasonally flooded tropical or subtropical broad-leaved evergreen sclerophyllous
forest
I.A.5.N.c.010. Melaleuca quinquenervia Seasonally Flooded Forest Alliance
9 Mixed Mangrove Forest Formation: This formation is a "catch all" for mangrove forest types containing the
three mangrove species in varying levels of dominance. The class generally represents mangrove forest found
inland of the fringe. Dominance is generally shared by white and black mangrove with occasional red mangrove.
I.A.5.N.c. Seasonally flooded tropical or subtropical broad-leaved evergreen sclerophyllous
forest
I.A.5.N.c.003. Avicennia germinans Seasonally Flooded Forest Alliance


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IA.5.N.c.006. Laguncularia racemosa Seasonally Flooded Forest Alliance
I.A.5.N.c.020. Rhizophora mangle Conocarpus erectus Seasonally Flooded Forest Alliance
I.A.5.N.f. Tidally flooded tropical or subtropical broad-leaved evergreen sclerophyllous forest
I.A.5.N.f.010. Avicennia germinans Tidal Forest Alliance
10 Black Mangrove Forest: This forest is generally pure black mangrove.
I.A.5.N.c. Seasonally flooded tropical or subtropical broad-leaved evergreen sclerophyllous
forest
I.A.5.N.c.003. Avicennia germinans Seasonally Flooded Forest Alliance
I.A.5.N.f. Tidally flooded tropical or subtropical broad-leaved evergreen sclerophyllous forest
I.A.5.N.f.010. Avicennia germinans Tidal Forest Alliance
11 Red Mangrove Forest: This forest tends to found as patches embedded in Mixed Mangrove Forest Formation,
higher energy islands, and forest fringes greater than 30 m wide.
I.A.5.N.f. Tidally flooded tropical or subtropical broad-leaved evergreen sclerophyllous forest
I.A.5.N.f.030. Rhizophora mangle Tidal Forest Alliance
12 Casuarina Forest: Compositional Complex. Casuarina forest dominates this class. Differentiation by
hydrological status wasn't always possible, therefore this class contains both upland and wetland components.
I.A.7.N.a. Tropical or subtropical needle-leaved evergreen forest
I.A.7.N.a.010. Casuarina (equisetifolia, cunninghamiana, glauca) Forest Alliance
I.A.7.N.c. Temporarily flooded tropical or subtropical needle-leaved evergreen forest
I.A.7.N.c.010. Casuarina (cunninghamiana, glauca) Temporarily Flooded Forest Alliance
13 South Florida Slash Pine Forest: This is an exclusively south Florida pine forest type. The forest is
dominated by Pinus elliottii var. densa and tends to be found on sand in the northern part of it's range and
limestone rock in the south part. This forest tends to have reduced canopy coverage compared to north Florida
slash pine (Pinus elliottii var. elliottii)
I.A.7.N.a. Tropical or subtropical needle-leaved evergreen forest
I.A.7.N.a.020. Pinus elliottii Tropical Forest Alliance
14 Sand Pine Forest: Forest dominated by sand pine (Pinus clausa). No attempt was made to differentiate
between Pinus clausa var. clausa and Pinus clausa var. immuginata. These forests are found on dry, sand
ridges in the interior and along the coast.
I.A.8.N.b. Rounded-crowned temperate or subpolar needle-leaved evergreen forest
I.A.8.N.b.020. Pinus clausa Forest Alliance
15 Mesic-Xeric Mixed Pine/Oak/Hickory Forest Ecological Complex: This complex represents mesic to xeric
mixed pine/oak/hickory forest. The dominant species may include varying levels of Pinus echinata, P. elliottii,
P. palustris, P. taeda, Quercus falcata, Q. hemisphaerica, Q. virginiana, Carya glabra, and C. tomentosa. These
species are not exclusive dominants for this class, but they were observed frequently during ground-truthing.
I.C.3.N.a. Mixed needle-leaved evergreen cold-deciduous forest
I.C.3.N.a.049. Pinus echinata Pinus taeda Quercus albaa, falcata, stellata) Forest
Alliance??
I.C.3.N.a.120. Pinus (glabra, taeda) Fagus grandifolia Quercus alba (Magnolia
grandiflora) Forest Alliance
I.C.3.N.a.130. Pinus palustris Pinus (echinata, taeda) Quercus (incana, margarettiae,
falcata, laevis) Forest Alliance
I.C.3.N.a.170. Pinus taeda (Liquidambar styraciflua, Liriodendron tulipifera) Forest
Alliance
I.C.3.N.a.180. Pinus taeda Quercus albaa, falcata, stellata) Forest Alliance
16 Mesic-Hydric Pine Forest Compositional Group: This class represents multiple pine forest types. The
variation found among forest types is dependent on slightly varying moisture conditions. The dominant pine
type in the class tends to be slash pine (Pinus elliottii var. elliottii) flatwoods. Classes were combined because
of the difficulty in differentiating pine types from satellite data.
I.A.8.N.b. Rounded-crowned temperate or subpolar needle-leaved evergreen forest
I.A.8.N.b.060. Pinus glabra Forest Alliance
I.A.8.N.b.070. Pinus palustris Pinus elliottii Temperate Forest Alliance
I.A.8.N.b.080. Pinus palustris Pinus (echinata, taeda) Forest Alliance
I.A.8.N.b.160. Pinus taeda Forest Alliance

I.A.8.N.b.170. Pinus taeda Pinus echinata (Juniperus virginiana) Forest Alliance
I.A.8.N.g. Saturated temperate or subpolar needle-leaved evergreen forest
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17 Swamp Forest Compositional Group: This class represents deciduous and evergreen swamp forests of north
and central Florida. Classes were consolidated because LANDSAT satellite data from phenologically varying
times (leaf on vs. leaf off) was not available. Leaf on or leaf off data were commonly available for adjacent
scenes. The resulting classifications tended to consistently detect broad-leaved dominated swamp forest, but
not differentiate deciduous from evergreen. This class may contain measurable, but not dominant amounts of
cypress (Taxodium spp.). The class may contain some of the same species and species combinations as class 6
(Bay/Gum/Cypress Forest Ecological Complex). The Bay/Gum/Cypress forest was treated as a separate class
because it is common to north Florida and was detectable using LANDSAT data and our classification
techniques. Contrast with class 7 Loblolly Bay forest, in which this type of evergreen swamp was separable.
I.A.8.N.g. Saturated temperate or subpolar needle-leaved evergreen forest
I.A.8.N.g.010. Chamaecyparis thyoides Saturated Forest Alliance
I.B.2.N.d. Temporarily flooded cold-deciduous forest
I.B.2.N.d.010. Acer negundo Temporarily Flooded Forest Alliance
I.B.2.N.d.050. Betula nigra (Platanus occidentalis) Temporarily Flooded Forest Alliance
I.B.2.N.d.110. Fraxinus pennsylvanica (Ulmus americana) Celtis occidentaliss,
laevigata) Temporarily Flooded Forest Alliance
I.B.2.N.d.120. Liquidambar styraciflua (Liriodendron tulipifera, Acer rubrum)
Temporarily Flooded Forest Alliance
I.B.2.N.d.140. Platanus occidentalis (Fraxinus pennsylvanica, Celtis laevigata, Acer
saccharinum) Temporarily Flooded Forest Alliance
I.B.2.N.d.160. Populus deltoides Temporarily Flooded Forest Alliance
I.B.2.N.d.210. Quercus michauxiii, pagoda, shumardii) Liquidambar styraciflua
Temporarily Flooded Forest Alliance
I.B.2.N.d.250. Quercus phelloss, nigra, laurifolia) Temporarily Flooded Forest Alliance
I.B.2.N.d.270. Salix caroliniana Temporarily Flooded Forest Alliance
I.B.2.N.d.280. Salix nigra Temporarily Flooded Forest Alliance
I.B.2.N.d.290. Taxodium distichum Platanus occidentalis Temporarily Flooded Forest
Alliance
I.B.2.N.e. Seasonally flooded cold-deciduous forest
I.B.2.N.e.020. Acer rubrum Fraxinus pennsylvanica Seasonally Flooded Forest Alliance
I.B.2.N.e.045. Crataegus (aestivalis, opaca, rufula) Seasonally Flooded Forest Alliance
I.B.2.N.e.070. Nyssa (aquatica, biflora, ogeche) Floodplain Seasonally Flooded Forest
Alliance
I.B.2.N.e.080. Nyssa (aquatica, biflora, ogeche) Pond Seasonally Flooded Forest Alliance
I.B.2.N.e.090. Planera aquatica Seasonally Flooded Forest Alliance
I.B.2.N.e.098. Quercus laurifolia Seasonally Flooded Forest Alliance
I.B.2.N.e.100. Quercus lyrata (Carya aquatica) Seasonally Flooded Forest Alliance
I.B.2.N.e.130. Quercus phellos Seasonally Flooded Forest Alliance
I.B.2.N.e.150. Salix caroliniana Seasonally Flooded Forest Alliance
I.B.2.N.e.160. Salix nigra Seasonally Flooded Forest Alliance
I.B.2.N.e.170. Sapium sebiferum Seasonally Flooded Forest Alliance
I.B.2.N.f. Semipermanently flooded cold-deciduous forest
I.B.2.N.f.015. Fraxinus caroliniana Semipermanently Flooded Forest Alliance
I.B.2.N.g. Saturated cold-deciduous forest
I.B.2.N.g.030. Quercus laurifolia Nyssa biflora Saturated Forest Alliance
I.B.2.N.h. Tidally flooded cold-deciduous forest
I.B.2.N.h.010. Nyssa biflora (Nyssa aquatica, Taxodium distichum) Tidal Forest Alliance
I.C.2.N.c. Seasonally flooded mixed broad-leaved evergreen cold-deciduous forest
I.C.2.N.c.020. Magnolia virginiana Nyssa (biflora, ogeche) Seasonally Flooded Forest
Alliance
I.C.2.N.d. Saturated mixed broad-leaved evergreen cold-deciduous forest
I.C.2.N.d.007. Magnolia virginiana Nyssa biflora (Quercus laurifolia) Saturated Forest
Alliance
18 Cypress Forest Compositional Group: This class represents cypress communities dominated by Taxodium
ascendens and T. distichum. These communities include cypress domes (T. ascendens), and river and lake
fringes (T. distichum). Confusion associated with this class may include overlap with pines and cypress/gum
ponds within the pine flatwoods in which they all occur.
I.B.2.N.e. Seasonally flooded cold-deciduous forest
I.B.2.N.e.180. Taxodium ascendens Seasonally Flooded Forest Alliance



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I.B.2.N.e.190. Taxodium distichum Nyssa (aquatica, biflora, ogeche) Seasonally Flooded
Forest Alliance
I.B.2.N.f. Semipermanently flooded cold-deciduous forest
I.B.2.N.f.060. Taxodium distichum Semipermanently Flooded Forest Alliance
II.B.1.N.d. Seasonally flooded tropical or subtropical drought-deciduous woodland
II.B.1.N.d.010. Taxodium ascendens Tropical Woodland Alliance
19 Mixed Evergreen-Cold-deciduous Hardwood Forest: The mixed evergreen/cold-deciduous forest varies in
species composition across northern Florida. The eastern component is dominated by various oaks and hickory,
including Quercus hemispherica, Q. virginiana and Carya glabra. The western component is dominated by
beech (Fagus grandifolia) and southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora). The community is known by various
names including, southern mesic hardwood forest and upland hardwood forest.
I.C.2.N.a. Mixed broad-leaved evergreen cold-deciduous forest
I.C.2.N.a.010. Fagus grandifolia Magnolia grandiflora Forest Alliance
I.C.2.N.a.020. Quercus hemisphaerica Carya glabra Forest Alliance
20 Buttonwood Woodland: This class represents buttonwood (Conocarpus erectus) woodland of south Florida.
These communities are usually found inland and adjacent to the mangrove zone over marl soils or on exposed
limestone rock.
II.A.1.N.c. Seasonally flooded tropical or subtropical broad-leaved evergreen woodland
II.A.1.N.c.010. Conocarpus erectus Seasonally Flooded Woodland Alliance
21 Mixed Mangrove Woodland: The mixed mangrove woodlands in our map are generally the result of
hurricane Andrew in August 1992. The forest species are the same as the mixed mangrove forest, but canopy
coverage has been reduced to 25-60%.
NO ESTABLISHED TNC CLASSES.THE FOLLOWING WERE CREATED BY FLORIDA GAP
II.A.1.N.c. Seasonally flooded tropical or subtropical broad-leaved evergreen sclerophyllous
woodland
II.A.1.N.c.030. Avicennia germinans Seasonally Flooded Woodland Alliance
II.A.1.N.c.040. Laguncularia racemosa Seasonally Flooded Woodland Alliance
II.A.1.N.c.050. Rhizophora mangle Conocarpus erectus Seasonally Flooded Woodland
Alliance
II.A.1.N.e. Tidally flooded tropical or subtropical broad-leaved evergreen sclerophyllous
woodland
II.A.1.N.e.010. Avicennia germinans Tidal Woodland Alliance
II.A.1.N.e.020. Laguncularia racemosa Tidal Woodland Alliance
II.A.1.N.e.030. Rhizophora mangle Tidal Woodland Alliance
22 Black Mangrove Woodland: Black mangrove (Avicennia germinans) with canopy coverage 25-60%.
NO ESTABLISHED TNC CLASSES.THE FOLLOWING WERE CREATED BY FLORIDA GAP
II.A.1.N.c. Seasonally flooded tropical or subtropical broad-leaved evergreen sclerophyllous
woodland
II.A.1.N.c.030. Avicennia germinans Seasonally Flooded Woodland Alliance
II.A.1.N.e. Tidally flooded tropical or subtropical broad-leaved evergreen sclerophyllous
woodland
II.A.1.N.e.010. Avicennia germinans Tidal Woodland Alliance
23 Red Mangrove Woodland: Red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) with canopy coverage 25-60%.
NO ESTABLISHED TNC CLASSES.THE FOLLOWING WERE CREATED BY FLORIDA GAP
II.A.1.N.c. Seasonally flooded tropical or subtropical broad-leaved evergreen sclerophyllous
woodland
II.A.1.N.c.050. Rhizophora mangle Conocarpus erectus Seasonally Flooded Woodland
Alliance
II.A.1.N.e. Tidally flooded tropical or subtropical broad-leaved evergreen sclerophyllous
woodland
II.A.1.N.e.030. Rhizophora mangle Tidal Woodland Alliance
24 Live Oak Woodland: Live oak (Quercus virginiana) woodlands are usually found along the coast on sand or
shell deposits. In our map they can also occur as isolated patches within pasture areas.
II.A.2.N.a. Temperate broad-leaved evergreen woodland
II.A.2.N.a.040. Quercus virginiana Woodland Alliance
II.A.2.N.a.050. Quercus virginiana Juniperus virginiana (Sabal palmetto) Woodland
Alliance
25 South Florida Slash Pine Woodland: This class represents open, generally low stature south Florida slash
pine (Pinus elliottii var. densa) stands on marl, sand or rock. Understory usually is graminoid and occasional
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II.A.3.N.a. Tropical or subtropical needle-leaved evergreen woodland
II.A.3.N.a.010. Pinus elliottii Tropical Woodland Alliance
26 Sandhill Ecological Complex: Sandhill ecosystems are characterized by longleaf pine (Pinus palustris), a few
xeriphytic oaks (Quercus incana, Q. geminata, Q. laevis), and a wiregrass/sporobolus understory on sand. Tree
cover is generally 25-60%.
II.A.4.N.a. Rounded-crowned temperate or subpolar needle-leaved evergreen woodland
II.A.4.N.a.120. Pinus palustris Woodland Alliance
II.A.4.N.a.130. Pinus palustris / Quercus spp. Woodland Alliance
27 Broad-leaved Evergreen and Mixed Evergeen/Cold-deciduous Shrubland Compositional Group: This
class serves as a "catch-all" for many evergreen and mixed evergreen/cold-deciduous shrub communities that
were obviously present, but difficult or impossible to differentiate. As it is used in this map this class tends to
be mesic to hydric. More specific classes (e.g. Flooded/Saturated Broad-leaved Evergreen Shrubland Ecological
Complex, Dry Prairie, Gallberry/Saw Palmetto Shrubland, Dwarf Mangrove) have been identified for this map
and are treated as subsets of this class within the vegetation classification system.
III.A.1.N.a-i. Tropical or subtropical broad-leaved evergreen shrubland
III.C.2.N.a. Mixed evergreen cold-deciduous shrubland
28 Flooded/Saturated Broad-leaved Evergreen/Mixed Evergreen-Cold deciduous Shrubland
Compositional Group: This class represents communities dominated by broad-leaved evergreen species.
Representative species include fetterbush (Lyonia lucida) in north Florida and cocoplum (Chrysobalanus icaco)
in south Florida. This class also includes a freshwater variant of the red mangrove dwarf shrubland. In
freshwater areas red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) and cocoplum (C. icaco) are often found together. *NOT
A TNC CLASS, CREATED BY FLORIDA GAP.
III.A.1.N.f. Seasonally flooded tropical or subtropical broad-leaved evergreen shrubland
III.A.1.N.g. Semipermanently flooded tropical or subtropical broad-leaved evergreen shrubland
*III.A.1.N.g.010. Rhizophora mangle-Chrysobalanus icaco Semipermanently Flooded
Shrubland Alliance
III.A.1.N.h. Saturated tropical or subtropical broad-leaved evergreen shrubland
III.A.2.N.g. Temporarily flooded temperate broad-leaved evergreen shrubland
III.A.2.N.h. Seasonally flooded temperate broad-leaved evergreen shrubland
29 Dry Prairie Ecological Complex: In Florida dry prairies are sparsely wooded savannas with dominance by a
mosaic of saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) and grasses (Aristida spp., Sporobolus spp., and Andropogon spp.)
III.A.1.N.d. Tropical or subtropical broad-leaved evergreen shrubland with a sparse broad-
leaved evergreen tree layer
III.A.1.N.d.010. Serenoa repens Wooded Shrubland Alliance
V.A.7.N.d. Medium-tall temperate or subpolar grassland with a sparse broad-leaved evergreen
shrub layer
V.A.7.N.d.010. Aristida beyrichiana Upland Shrub Herbaceous Alliance
30 Gallberry/Saw Palmetto/Titi Compositional Group: This class represents shrub and graminoid
communities found in association with wet flatwoods. While similar to the dry prairie class it tends to be wetter
and have a greater dominance by shrubs. Gallberry (Ilex glabra and I. coriacea), fetterbush (Lyonia lucida),
sweet pepperbush (Clethra alnifolia), and titi (Cyrilla racemosa and Cliftonia monophylla) are representative
species. This community may be an early phase of pine regeneration or it may have a more permanent status
(see Apalachicola National Forest for examples). Not an established TNC class, created by Florida Gap. ** Not
reported for Florida by TNC, although found in Osceola NF.
III.A.1.N.c. Sclerophyllous tropical or subtropical broad-leaved evergreen shrubland
III.A.1.N.c.030. Myrica cerifera Ilex cassine Shrubland Alliance
III.A.1.N.f. Seasonally flooded tropical or subtropical broad-leaved evergreen shrubland
*III.A.1.N.f.040. Ilex glabra-Serenoa repens Seasonally Flooded Shrubland Alliance
III.A.2.N.i. Saturated temperate broad-leaved evergreen shrubland
III.A.2.N.i.020. Cyrilla racemiflora Ilex coriacea (Cliftonia monophylla) Saturated
Shrubland Alliance
III.A.2.N.j. Saturated temperate broad-leaved evergreen shrubland with a sparse needle-
leaved or mixed evergreen tree layer
**III.A.2.N.j.020. Lyonia lucida Ilex glabra Saturated Wooded Shrubland Alliance
31 Brazilian Pepper Shrubland: The exotic shrub Schinus terebinthifolius dominates this community in dense,
monospecific stands. This community is generally found in south Florida and along both coasts further north to
central Florida.
III.A.1.N.a. Tropical or subtropical broad-leaved evergreen shrubland
III.A.1.N.a.120. Schinus terebinthifolius Shrubland Alliance
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III.A.1.N.f.020. Schinus terebinthifolius Seasonally Flooded Shrubland Alliance
32 Dwarf Mangrove Ecological Complex: This complex represents shrub mangroves, regardless of dominance
by the three mangrove species and buttonwood. The largest stands are found in south Florida in areas with
marl dominated soils and in areas with standing freshwater near the coast. The community is also found in the
Indian River Lagoon.
III.A.1.N.f. Seasonally flooded tropical or subtropical broad-leaved evergreen shrubland
III.A.1.N.f.010. Conocarpus erectus Seasonally Flooded Shrubland Alliance
III.A.1.N.g. Semipermanently flooded tropical or subtropical broad-leaved evergreen shrubland
III.A.1.N.g.010. Rhizophora mangle Semipermanently Flooded Shrubland Alliance
III.A.1.N.i. Tidally flooded tropical or subtropical broad-leaved evergreen shrubland
III.A.1.N.i.010. Avicennia germinans Tidal Shrubland Alliance
III.A.1.N.i.020. Rhizophora mangle Tidal Shrubland Alliance
33 Coastal Strand: This is a coastal dune, shrub dominated community. Dominance in north Florida by saw
palmetto (Serenoa repens) and yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria) is common. In southern Florida, saw palmetto
(Serenoa repens) remains common and sea grape (Coccoloba uvifera) becomes a more prominent community
member.
III.A.1.N.b. Hemi-sclerophyllous tropical or subtropical broad-leaved evergreen shrubland
III.A.1.N.b.010. Coccoloba uvifera Shrubland Alliance
III.A.2.N.b. Hemi-sclerophyllous temperate broad-leaved evergreen shrubland
III.A.2.N.b.010. Ilex vomitoria Myrica cerifera Shrubland Alliance
III.A.2.N.b.070. Serenoa repens Temperate Shrubland Alliance
III.A.2.N.c. Sclerophyllous temperate broad-leaved evergreen shrubland
III.A.2.N.c.060. Quercus virginiana (Ilex vomitoria) Shrubland Alliance
34 Groundsel-tree/Marsh Elder Tidal Shrubland: The groundsel-tree (Baccharis halimifolia)/Marsh-Elder
(Borrichia frutescens) is an open, coastal community found at slightly higher elevation than the high salt
marsh. It is often transitional to upland communities, such as, Live Oak/Sabal Palm forest.
III.B.2.N.h. Tidally flooded cold-deciduous shrubland
III.B.2.N.h.010. Baccharis halimifolia Iva frutescens Tidal Shrubland Alliance
III.B.2.N.h.020. Borrichia arborescens Tidal Shrubland Alliance
III.B.2.N.h.030. Borrichia frutescens Tidal Shrubland Alliance
35 Xeric Scrubland: This class represents broad-leaved shrublands on inland sand and coastal dune ridges. It is
dominated by various scrubby oaks and other xeriphytic species, such as, Quercus chapmanii, Q. geminata, Q.
inopina, Q. myrtifolia, Ceratiola ericoides, and Lyonia ferruginea. Scattered sand pine (Pinus clausa), longleaf
pine (P.palustris), and slash pine (rarely P. elliottii var. elliottii in the north and commonly P. elliottii var. densa
in the south) may be found in the scrub.
III.A.2.N.c. Sclerophyllous temperate broad-leaved evergreen shrubland
III.A.2.N.c.010. Quercus geminata Quercus myrtifolia Quercus chapmanii Shrubland
Alliance
III.A.4.N.a. Microphyllous evergreen shrubland
III.A.4.N.a.020. Ceratiola ericoides Shrubland Alliance
36 St. Johns Wort Shrubland Compositional Group: These are shrub communities often found in isolated,
small, acid wetlands. St. Johns Wort may cover the entire wetland or only inhabit the fringe of deeper water
bodies.
III.A.4.N.d. Seasonally flooded microphyllous shrubland
III.A.4.N.d.020. Hypericum fasciculatum Seasonally Flooded Shrubland Alliance
37 Flooded Cold-deciduous shrubland Ecological Complex: This class represents shrub wetlands dominated
by willow (Salix spp.), buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis), river birch (Betula nigra), and/or hazel alder
(Alnus serrulata). These species share the same habitat in some but not all cases. River birch and hazel alder
are northern species, while willow and buttonbush are found throughout the state. In some areas, especially in
south Florida, willow and buttonbush may inhabit areas with high proportions of cattail (Typha spp.).
III.B.2.N.d. Temporarily flooded cold-deciduous shrubland
III.B.2.N.d.020. Betula nigra Temporarily Flooded Shrubland Alliance??? (e.g
Ocklocklonee R.)
III.B.2.N.d.040. Salix caroliniana Temporarily Flooded Shrubland Alliance
III.B.2.N.d.060. Salix nigra Temporarily Flooded Shrubland Alliance
III.B.2.N.e. Seasonally flooded cold-deciduous shrubland
III.B.2.N.f. Semipermanently flooded cold-deciduous shrubland
III.B.2.N.f.010. Cephalanthus occidentalis Semipermanently Flooded Shrubland Alliance
III.B.2.N.g. Saturated cold-deciduous shrubland
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38 Saltwort/ Glasswort Ecological Complex: The Saltwort (Batis maritima)/Glasswort (Salicornia spp.)
complex represents saltwort and/or glasswort. These communities vary geographically from pure stands of
either species to mixed stands. The communities are found in association, but inland of salt marsh in northern
Florida. In south Florida they are found on marl and limestone near the coast in association with mangroves
and buttonwood.
IV.A.2.N.c. Tidally flooded xeromorphic evergreen dwarf-shrubland
IV.A.2.N.c.010. Batis maritima Tidal Dwarf-shrubland Alliance
VII.C.2.N.d. Tidally flooded sand flats (Dropped from Sep 97 draft)
VII.C.2.N.d.020. Salicornia bigelovii Salicornia virginica Tidal Sparsely Vegetated
Alliance
39 Graminiod Dry Prairie Ecological Complex: This class was generally used to describe coastal graminoid
communities found on the landward side of dunes. Muhlenbergia spp., and Eragrostis spp. are representative
species.
V.A.1.N.c. Medium-tall bunch tropical or subtropical grassland
V.A.3.N.c. Medium-tall tropical or subtropical grassland with a sparse broad-leaved evergreen
or semi-evergreen shrub layer
V.A.5.N.a. Tall sod temperate grassland
V.A.5.N.c. Medium-tall sod temperate or subpolar grassland
V.A.5.N.c.067. Muhlenbergia filipes Herbaceous Alliance
40 Sea Oats Dune Grassland: Vegetated coastal dunes near beaches are generally dominated by a cover of sea
oats (Uniola paniculata), other grasses (Panicum spp., Sporobolus spp), forbs (Sesuvium portulacastrum), and
vines (Ipomoea pes-caprae).
V.A.1.N.c. Medium-tall bunch tropical or subtropical grassland
V.A.1.N.c.030. Uniola paniculata Subtropical Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.3.N.c. Medium-tall tropical or subtropical grassland with a sparse broad-leaved evergreen
or semi-evergreen shrub layer
V.A.3.N.c.020. Uniola paniculata Tropical Shrub Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.5.N.a. Tall sod temperate grassland
V.A.5.N.a.130. Uniola paniculata Temperate Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.7.N.a. Tall temperate grassland with sparse broad-leaved evergreen shrubs
V.A.7.N.a.010. Uniola paniculata Temperate Shrub Herbaceous Alliance
41 Wiregrass Grassland: Wiregrass (Aristida spp.) communities are represented here. These grasslands may also
contain significant proportions of Sporobolus spp. which are spectrally indistinguishable from Aristida spp.
V.A.5.N.m. Saturated temperate or subpolar grassland
V.A.5.N.m.090. Rhynchospora oligantha Sarracenia spp. (Aristida beyrichiana, Ctenium
aromaticum, Muhlenbergia expansa) Saturated Herbaceous Alliance



42 Graminoid Emergent Marsh Compositional Group: This class represents freshwater graminoid marshes
that cannot be distinguished to the specific level.
V.A.1.N.g. Seasonally flooded tropical or subtropical grassland
V.A.1.N.g.010. Cladium mariscus ssp. jamaicense Seasonally Flooded Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.1.N.g.020. Eleocharis cellulosa (Rhynchospora tracyi) Seasonally Flooded
Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.1.N.g.030. Eleocharis interstincta Seasonally Flooded Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.1.N.g.040. Muhlenbergia filipes Seasonally Flooded Tropical Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.1.N.h. Semipermanently flooded tropical or subtropical grassland
V.A.1.N.h.030. Typha domingensis Semipermanently Flooded Tropical Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.5.N.k. Seasonally flooded temperate or subpolar grassland
V.A.5.N.k.130. Typha domingensis Seasonally Flooded Temperate Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.5.N.k.135. Typha latifolia Seasonally Flooded Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.5.N.I. Semipermanently flooded temperate or subpolar grassland
V.A.5.N.1.045. Typha (angustifolia, latifolia) (Scirpus spp.) Semipermanently Flooded
Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.5.N.n. Tidally flooded temperate or subpolar grassland
V.A.5.N.n.010. Cladium mariscus ssp. jamaicense Tidal Herbaceous Alliance
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43 Sawgrass Marsh: Freshwater marshes dominated by sawgrass (Cladium mariscus var. jamaicense). This
community is found throughout Florida. It is found most extensively in the Everglades of south Florida. In the
remainder of Florida it is found in small isolated wetlands and at the mouths of many rivers.
V.A.1.N.g. Seasonally flooded tropical or subtropical grassland
V.A.1.N.g.010. Cladium mariscus ssp. jamaicense Seasonally Flooded Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.5.N.n. Tidally flooded temperate or subpolar grassland
V.A.5.N.n.010. Cladium mariscus ssp. jamaicense Tidal Herbaceous Alliance
44 Spikerush Marsh: Freshwater marshes dominated by spikerush (Eleocharis spp.). This community is found
throughout Florida. It is found most extensively in the Everglades of south Florida, often in association with
more open areas known as wet prairies. In the remainder of Florida it is found in small isolated wetlands.
V.A.1.N.g. Seasonally flooded tropical or subtropical grassland
V.A.1.N.g.020. Eleocharis cellulosa (Rhynchospora tracyi) Seasonally Flooded
Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.1.N.g.030. Eleocharis interstincta Seasonally Flooded Herbaceous Alliance
45 Muhly Grass Marsh: Muhly prairies in south Florida are dominated by Muhlenbergia filipes and are generally
found on marl soils with a relatively short hydroperiod. Muhlenbergia spp. are also found on dry coastal sands
and shells and may be confused with marshes under dry conditions.
V.A.1.N.g. Seasonally flooded tropical or subtropical grassland
V.A.1.N.g.040. Muhlenbergia filipes Seasonally Flooded Tropical Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.5.N.c. Medium-tall sod temperate or subpolar grassland
V.A.5.N.c.067. Muhlenbergia filipes Herbaceous Alliance
46 Cattail Marsh Compositional Group: This class represents southern cattail (Typha domingensis) and
common cattail (T. latifolia). Southern cattail is found primarily in southern Florida and common cattail in
northern Florida. Both species can be found together anywhere in the state.
V.A.1.N.h. Semipermanently flooded tropical or subtropical grassland
V.A.1.N.h.030. Typha domingensis Semipermanently Flooded Tropical Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.5.N.k. Seasonally flooded temperate or subpolar grassland
V.A.5.N.k.130. Typha domingensis Seasonally Flooded Temperate Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.5.N.k.135. Typha latifolia Seasonally Flooded Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.5.N.I. Semipermanently flooded temperate or subpolar grassland
V.A.5.N.1.045. Typha (angustifolia, latifolia) (Scirpus spp.) Semipermanently Flooded
Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.5.N.n. Tidally flooded temperate or subpolar grassland
V.A.5.N.n.140. Typha (angustifolia, domingensis) Tidal Herbaceous Alliance
47 Salt Marsh Ecological Complex: This class represents salt water graminoid marshes that cannot be
distinguished to the specific level.
V.A.1.N.i. Tidally flooded tropical or subtropical grassland
V.A.1.N.i.020. Spartina bakeri Tidal Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.1.N.i.030. Spartina spartinae Tidal Tropical Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.5.N.n. Tidally flooded temperate or subpolar grassland
V.A.5.N.n.040. Juncus roemerianus Tidal Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.5.N.n.070. Spartina alterniflora Tidal Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.5.N.n.090. Spartina bakeri (Spartina patens) Tidal Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.5.N.n.110. Spartina patens (Distichlis spicata) Tidal Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.5.N.n.130. Spartina spartinae Temperate Tidal Herbaceous Alliance
48 Sand Cordgrass Grassland: Sand cordgrass (Spartina bakeri) tends to be found along the coast in the
interface between salt marsh and the adjacent upland. It also is found in patches along rivers and in some
inland upland sites.
V.A.1.N.i. Tidally flooded tropical or subtropical grassland
V.A.1.N.i.020. Spartina bakeri Tidal Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.5.N.k. Seasonally flooded temperate or subpolar grassland
V.A.5.N.k.115. Spartina bakeri Seasonally Flooded Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.5.N.n. Tidally flooded temperate or subpolar grassland
V.A.5.N.n.090. Spartina bakeri (Spartina patens) Tidal Herbaceous Alliance
49 Black needle Rush Marsh: This class represents black needle rush (Juncus roemerianus). This is the most
widespread of the salt marsh communities.
V.A.5.N.n. Tidally flooded temperate or subpolar grassland
V.A.5.N.n.040. Juncus roemerianus Tidal Herbaceous Alliance
50 Saltmarsh Cordgrass Marsh: This class represents saltmarsh cordgrass marsh (Spartina alterniflora). This
communities is found most extensively in northern Florida.


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V.A.5.N.n. Tidally flooded temperate or subpolar grassland
V.A.5.N.n.070. Spartina alterniflora Tidal Herbaceous Alliance
51 Saltmeadow Cordgrass/Salt Grass Salt Marsh: Saltmeadow Cordgrass (Spartina patens)/Salt Grass
(Distichlis spicata) Salt Marsh is a high salt marsh often containing Baccharis halimifolia and Myrica cerifera
shrubs.
V.A.5.N.n. Tidally flooded temperate or subpolar grassland
V.A.5.N.n.110. Spartina patens (Distichlis spicata) Tidal Herbaceous Alliance
52 Sparsely Wooded Wet Prairie Compositional Group: This represents communities with a graminoid or forb
wetland understory and a sparse wooded overstory. The class may include dwarf or tree size cypress
(Taxodium ascendens), pine (Pinus spp.), or other wetland adapted trees.
V.A.2.N.j. Seasonally flooded tropical or subtropical grassland with a sparse needle-leaved
deciduous tree layer
V.A.2.N.j.010. Rhynchospora microcarpa Cladium mariscus ssp. jamaicense Seasonally
Flooded Wooded Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.6.N.n. Semipermanently flooded temperate grassland with sparse cold-deciduous trees
*V.A.6.N.n.010. Panicum hemitomon Semipermanently Flooded Wooded Herbaceous
Alliance
53 Dwarf Cypress Prairie: This class is prominent in south Florida. It is dominated by graminoids (e.g.
Muhlenbergia filipes, Rhynchospora spp. ...) with a very sparse pond cypress (Taxodium ascendens) shrub
overstory.
V.A.2.N.j. Seasonally flooded tropical or subtropical grassland with a sparse needle-leaved
deciduous tree layer
V.A.2.N.j.010. Rhynchospora microcarpa Cladium mariscus ssp. jamaicense Seasonally
Flooded Wooded Herbaceous Alliance
54 Temperate Wet Prairie: These are wetland communities dominated by graminoids, forbs and hydrophyllic
species.
V.A.1.N.g. Seasonally flooded tropical or subtropical grassland
V.A.1.N.g.010. Cladium mariscus ssp. jamaicense Seasonally Flooded Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.1.N.g.020. Eleocharis cellulosa (Rhynchospora tracyi) Seasonally Flooded
Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.1.N.g.040. Muhlenbergia filipes Seasonally Flooded Tropical Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.1.N.g.050. Panicum hemitomon Seasonally Flooded Tropical Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.1.N.g.060. Rhynchospora microcarpa Seasonally Flooded Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.1.N.g.080. Schoenus nigricans Seasonally Flooded Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.5.N.k. Seasonally flooded temperate or subpolar grassland
V.A.5.N.k.060. Panicum hemitomon Seasonally Flooded Temperate Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.6.N.n. Semipermanently flooded temperate grassland with sparse cold-deciduous trees
*V.A.6.N.n.010. Panicum hemitomon Semipermanently Flooded Wooded Herbaceous
Alliance
55 Maidencane Marsh: Maidencane (Panicum hemitomon) marsh is represented by this class. The community is
found throughout Florida as a lake fringing marsh and in south Florida in prominent large patches in the
Everglades. The community may not be detected when found around lakes when the marsh is to narrow. Not
reported for Florida by TNC, but see Lake Lochloosa
V.A.1.N.g. Seasonally flooded tropical or subtropical grassland
V.A.1.N.g.050. Panicum hemitomon Seasonally Flooded Tropical Herbaceous Alliance
V.A.5.N.k. Seasonally flooded temperate or subpolar grassland
V.A.5.N.k.060. Panicum hemitomon Seasonally Flooded Temperate Herbaceous Alliance
56 Forb Emergent Marsh: This class represents emergent marsh containing "flag" species, such as Pontederia
cordata, Sagittaria lancifolia, and Thalia geniculata. Not listed as class for Florida by TNC, but it's here.
V.B.1.N.c. Semipermanently flooded tropical or subtropical perennial forb vegetation
V.B.1.N.c.020. Pontederia cordata Semipermanently Flooded Herbaceous Alliance
V.B.1.N.c.030. Sagittaria lancifolia Semipermanently Flooded Herbaceous Alliance
V.B.1.N.c.040. Thalia geniculata Semipermanently Flooded Herbaceous Alliance
V.B.2.N.e. Semipermanently flooded temperate perennial forb vegetation
*V.B.2.N.e.020. Polygonum punctatum Semipermanently Flooded Herbaceous Alliance
*V.B.2.N.e.030. Pontederia cordata Peltandra virginica Semipermanently Flooded
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57 Water lily or Floating Leaved Vegetation: This class represents water lily and floating leaves species such
as, Eichhornia crassipes, Hydrocotyle spp., Nuphar luteum, Nymphaea odorata, and Nymphoides aquatica.
While different ecologically, the water lilies (Nupharluteum, Nymphaea odorata, and Nymphoides aquatica)
and floating leaved species (Eichhornia crassipes and Hydrocotyle spp.) are difficult to distinguish spectrally
due to the high water content of their respective environments. Nevertheless, large patches will tend to be
water lily dominated, while small patches and fringing communities will be dominated by floating leaved
species.
V.B.2.N.e. Semipermanently flooded temperate perennial forb vegetation
V.B.2.N.e.015. Nelumbo lutea Semipermanently Flooded Herbaceous Alliance
V.C.1.N.a. Permanently flooded tropical or subtropical hydromorphic rooted vegetation
V.C.1.N.a.010. Eichhornia crassipes Permanently Flooded Herbaceous Alliance
V.C.1.N.a.030. Nuphar lutea Permanently Flooded Tropical Herbaceous Alliance
V.C.1.N.a.040. Nymphaea odorata Permanently Flooded Tropical Herbaceous Alliance
V.C.I.N.a.050. Pistia stratiotes Permanently Flooded Herbaceous Alliance
V.C.2.N.a. Permanently flooded temperate or subpolar hydromorphic rooted vegetation
V.C.2.N.a.040. Nuphar lutea Permanently Flooded Herbaceous Alliance
V.C.2.N.a.050. Nymphaea odorata Permanently Flooded Herbaceous Alliance
V.C.2.N.a.055. Nymphoides aquatica Permanently Flooded Herbaceous Alliance
58 Periphyton: This class represents periphyton, an aggregate of calcareous algae. It covers the greatest area
and is most obvious in south Florida. Not an established TNC class, created by the Florida Gap Project to
reflect the interior Everglades marsh.
VI.C.1.N.a. Seasonally flooded alga vegetation
VI.C.1.N.a.010. Algal Periphyton Seasonally Flooded Nonvascular Alliance
*VI.C.1.N.b. Semipermanently flooded alga vegetation
59 Sand, Beach: This class represents unvegetated sand and beach.
VII.C.1.N.a. Dunes with sparse herbaceous vegetation
VII.C.1.N.b. Dunes with sparse woody vegetation
VII.C.2.N.a. Sand flats (including storm-washed beaches)
VII.C.2.N.a.010. Cakile constricta Sparsely Vegetated Alliance
VII.C.2.N.c. Temporarily flooded sand flats
VII.C.2.N.d. Tidally flooded sand flats (e.g. salt pannes
60 Bare soil/Clearcut: Disturbed sites and recent clearcuts generally have a large proportion of area in exposed
sand. They appear similar spectrally and are difficult to differentiate. As a result, some agricultural fields and
recently developed residential sites may be confused with clearcuts.
61 Pavement, Roadside: As one might expect these are transportation corridors including both the pavement
and associated cultivated roadside.
62 Urban: This class represents predominantly commercial urban areas.
63 Urban Residential: Urban residential is as it seems.
64 Urban Open/Others: This class represents the open areas and unknown urban uses.
65 Agriculture: Row crops, farm roads, and structures are found under this class.
66 Pasture/Grassland/Agriculture: This class represents pasture, grassland, and some agriculture. The
difficulty of differentiating grassland and some forms of agriculture (e.g. hay) from pasture using spectral data
has resulted in this lumped class. The class appears to be primarily pasture, although some overlap with
sandhill and other open, graminoid type communities may have occurred.
67 Ag/Groves/Ornamental: This class represents orchards (e.g. pecan, peach, pear) and groves (e.g. Citrus).
68 Ag/Confined Feeding Operation/ Specialty Farms: This represents cattle feetlots and dairy farms.
69 Extractive: This class represents mined areas, including phosphate and sand mines.
70 Recreation:
71 Cloud: Yes, it happens clouds creep into a coverage and cannot be removed.

Literature Cited

Anderson, M., P. Bourgeron, M. T. Bryer, R. Crawford, L. Engelking, D. Faber-Langendoen, M. Gallyoun, K. Goodin,
D. H. Grossman, S. Landaal, K. Metzler, K. D. Patterson, M. Pyne, M. Reid, L. Sneddon, and A. S. Weakley. 1998.
International Classification of Ecological Communities: TERRESTRIAL VEGETATION of the UNITED STATES VOLUME
II The National Vegetation Classification System: List of Types. The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, Virginia, USA.

Grossman, D.H., D. Faber-Langendoen, A.S. Weakley, M.Anderson, P.B ourgeron, K. Goodin, D. H. Grossman, S.
Landaal, K. Metzler, K. D. Patterson, M. Pyne, M. Reid, L. Sneddon, and A. S. Weakley. 1998. International
Classification of Ecological Communities: TERRESTRIAL VEGETATION of the UNITED STATES VOLUME I The National
Vegetation Classification System: Development, Status, and Applications. The Nature Conservancy, Arlington,


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Virginia, USA.

http://www.consci.tnc.orq/library/pubs/class/. World Wide Web address for: International Classification of
Ecological Communities: TERRESTRIAL VEGETATION of the UNITED STATES VOLUMES I and II The National
Vegetation Classification System: Development, Status, and Applications (I) and List of Types (II). The Nature
Conservancy, Arlington, Virginia, USA.

Leitman, H. M., J. E. Sohm, and M. A. Franklin. 1983. Wetland hydrology and tree distribution of the Apalachicola
River flood plain, Florida. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey ; Alexandria, Va.

Loftin, C. S. 1998. Assessing patterns and processes of landscape change in Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia. Ph.D.
Dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. 835pp.

Pearlstine, L., A. McKerrow, M. Pyne, S. Williams, and S McNulty. 1998. Compositional Groups and Ecological
Complexes: A Method for Alliance-Based Vegetation Mapping. In: Gap Analysis Bulletin #7 National Gap Analysis
Program, USGS-BRD, http://www.gap.uidaho.edu/Bulletins/7/
















































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South Florida Vegetation Classification Scheme Crosswalks

Crosswalks for 5 vegetation classification schemes used in south Florida: 1. Everglades Vegetation Classification
System (EVSC, South Florida National Parks), 2. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC), 3.
Florida Gap Analysis Project (FLGAP, US Geological Survey), 4. Florida Land Use and Cover Classification System
(FLUCCS, Florida Department of Transportation and Water Management Districts), 5. Multi-Species Recovery Project
(MSRP, US Fish and Wildlife Service).

Class Scheme Descriptions
Florida Gap
Florida Land Use and Cover
FLUCCS/SWFFS/SFMM
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
MSRP Ecological Community
South Florida National Parks Vegetation System

Sort by: Export to Excel:
EVCS EVCS
FFWCC FFWCC
FLGAP FLGAP
FLUCCS FLUCCS
MSRP MSRP
SWFFS* SWFFS

FLUCCS/SWFFS/SFMM crosswalk prepared by Mike Duever, South Florida Water Management District.

For additional information contact:
Leonard Pearlstine or Frank Mazzotti
University of Florida-FLREC; 3205 College Avenue; Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314; (954) 577-6300



FLORIDA GEOGRAPHIC DATA LIBRARY DOCUMENTATION
VERSION 3.0, RELEASED JULY, 2000.
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT LANDUSE 1995
Geodataset Name: SFLU95
Geodataset Type: SHAPE
Geodataset Feature: POLYGONS

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
This dataset contains land use and land cover classifications for the South Florida Water Management District.

DATA SOURCE(S): South Florida Water Management District
SCALE OF ORIGINAL SOURCE MAPS: 1:24000
DATE OF AUTOMATION OR SOURCE: 1994 1995
GEODATASET EXTENT: South Florida Water Management District
FEATURE ATTRIBUTE TABLES
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NAME TYPE WIDTH PRECISION
AREA DECIMAL 18 5
PERIMETER DECIMAL 18 5
SFLU95 DECIMAL 11 0
SFLU95 DECIMAL 11 0
LU3 CHARACTER 4
FLUCCS1 DECIMAL 4 0
LANDUSE CHARACTER 60
DESCRIPT CHARACTER 60

FEATURE ATTRIBUTE TABLES CODES AND VALUES:

FLUCCS = Florida Land Use Cover and Forms Classification System (Florida Department of Transportation
Publication)
For FLUCCS1 item:

100 URBAN & BUILT-UP
110 Residential Low Density
111 Fixed Single Family Units
113 Mixed units (fixed and mobile home units)
119 Low density under construction
120 Residential Medium Density
121 Fixed single family units
123 Mixed units (fixed and mobile home units)
129 Medium density under construction
130 Residential High Density
131 Fixed single family units
133 Multiple dwelling units low rise
134 Multiple dwelling units high rise
135 Mixed units (fixed and mobile home units)
139 High density under construction
140 Commercial and Services
141 Retail sales and services
1411 Retail sales and services shopping centers
142 Wholesale sales and services
1423 Wholesale sales and services junk yards
143 Professional services
144 Cultural and entertainment
145 Tourist services
146 Oil and gas storage
147 Mixed commercial and services
148 Cemeteries
149 Commercial and services under construction
150 Industrial
151 Food processing
152 Timber processing
153 Mineral processing
154 Oil and gas processing
155 Other light industrial
156 Other heavy industrial
159 Industrial under construction
160 Extractive
161 Strip mines
162 Sand and gravel pits
163 Rock quarries
164 Oil and gas fields
165 Reclaimed land
166 Holding ponds
170 Institutional
171 Educational facilities
172 Religious


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173 Military
174 Medical and health care
175 Governmental
176 Correctional
177 Other institutional
178 Commercial child care
179 Institutional under construction
180 Recreational
181 Swimming beach
182 Golf courses
183 Race tracks
184 Marinas and fish camps
185 Parks and zoos
186 Community recreational facilities
187 Stadiums
188 Historical sites
189 Other recreational
190 Open Land
191 Undeveloped land within urban areas
192 Inactive land with street pattern
193 Urban land in transition
194 Other open land
200 AGRICULTURE
210 Cropland and Pastureland
211 Improved pastures
212 Unimproved pastures
213 Woodland pastures
214 Row crops
215 Field crops
2156 Field crops sugar cane
220 Tree Crops
221 Citrus groves
222 Fruit orchards
223 Other groves
230 Feeding Operations
231 Cattle feeding operations
232 Poultry feeding operations
233 Swine feeding operations
240 Nurseries and Vineyards
241 Tree nurseries
242 Sod farms
243 Ornamentals
244 Vineyards
245 Floriculture
246 Timber nursery
250 Specialty Farms
251 Horse farms
252 Dairies
253 Kennels
254 Aquaculture
259 Other
260 Other Open Lands (Rural)
261 Fallow crop land
300 RANGELAND
310 Herbaceous
320 Shrub and Brushland
321 Palmetto prairies
322 Coastal scrub
329 Other shrubs and brush
330 Mixed Rangeland
400 UPLAND FORESTS

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410 Upland Coniferous Forests
411 Pine flatwoods
4119 Pine flatwoods melaleuca infested
412 Longleaf pine xeric oak
413 Sand pine
414 Pine mesic oak
419 Other pines
420 Upland Hardwood Forests
421 Xeric oak
422 Brazilian pepper
423 Oak pine hickory
424 Melaleuca
425 Temperate hardwood
426 Tropical hardwoods
427 Live oak
428 Cabbage palm
4289 Cabbage palm melaleuca infested
429 Wax myrtle willow
430 Upland Hardwood Forests Continued
431 Beech magnolia
432 Sand live oak
433 Western Everglades hardwoods
434 Hardwood conifer mixed
435 Dead trees
437 Australian pine
438 Mixed hardwoods
439 Other hardwoods
440 Tree Plantations
441 Coniferous plantations
442 Hardwood plantations
443 Forest regeneration areas
444 Experimental tree plots
445 Seed plantations
500 WATER
510 Streams and Waterways
520 Lakes
521 Lakes larger than 500 acres
522 Lakes larger than 100 acres less than 500 acres
523 Lakes larger than 10 acres less than 100 acres
524 Lakes less than 10 acres
530 Reservoirs
531 Reservoirs larger than 500 acres
532 Reservoirs larger than 100 acres less than 500 acres
533 Reservoirs than 10 acres less than 100 acres
534 Reservoirs less than 10 acres
540 Bays and Estuaries
541 Embayments opening
542 Embayments not opening
550 Major Springs
560 Slough Waters
600 WETLANDS
610 Wetland Hardwood Forests
611 Bay swamps
612 Mangrove swamps
613 Gum swamps
614 Titi swamps
615 Stream and lake swamps (bottomland)
616 Inland ponds and sloughs
617 Mixed wetland hardwoods
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6172 Mixed wetland hardwoods mixed shrubs
620 Wetland Coniferous Forests
621 Cypress
6218 Cypress melaleuca infested
6219 Cypress with wet prairies
622 Pond pine
623 Atlantic white cedar
624 Cypress pine cabbage palm
630 Wetland Forested Mixed
640 Vegetated Non-forested Wetlands
641 Freshwater marshes
6411 Freshwater marshes sawgrass
6412 Freshwater marshes cattail
642 Saltwater marshed
643 Wet prairies
6439 Wet prairies with pine
644 Emergent aquatic vegetation
645 Submergent aquatic vegetation
650 Non-vegetated
651 Tidal flats
652 Shorelines
653 Intermittent ponds
654 Oyster bars
700 BARREN LAND
710 Beaches Other Than Swimming Beaches
720 Sand Other Than Beaches
730 Exposed Rock
731 Exposed rock with marsh grasses
740 Disturbed Lands
741 Rural land in transition
742 Borrow areas
743 Spoil areas
744 Fill areas (highways-railways)
745 Burned areas
800 TRANSPORTATION, COMMUNICATIONS, UTILITIES
810 Transportation
811 Airports
812 Railroads
813 Bus and truck terminals
814 Roads and highways
815 Port facilities
816 Canals and locks
817 Oil, water, or gas long distance transmission lines
818 Auto parking facilities
819 Transportation facilities under construction
820 Communications
821 Transmission towers
822 Communication facilities
829 Communication facilities under construction
830 Utilities
831 Electrical power facilities
832 Electrical power transmission lines
833 Water supply plants
834 Sewage treatment
835 Solid waste disposal
839 Utilities under construction

LANDUSE Verbal Description of FLUCCS Code

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USER NOTES:

FLUCCS1 = 0, and FLUCCS1 = 122, were not defined in the accompanying metadata. TFor records with these
FLUCCS1 values, the items LANDUSE and DESCRIPT were based on the LU3 codes.

FLUCCS1 LU3 LU3 code defined

0 API Agriculture, Pasture, Improved
0 APUN Agriculture, Pasture, Unimproved pasture
0 OUT
122 URMH Urban, Residential, Mobile homes

Record SFLU95_ = 10808 has an LU3 code of 179 and a FLUCCS code of 0.
It is possible that 179 was intended to be input as the FLUCCS value.

Record SFLU95_ = 31396 is not defined by LU3 or FLUCCS.

FGDL QUALITY ASSURANCE STATUS:

-Tolerances set to FGDL standards.

-DISSOLVE was performed to remove quad boundaries.

-Coverage was Projected to FGDL Albers.

-LANDUSE and DESCRIPT items were added to based on FLUCCS codes.

REFERENCES:

DATA LINEAGE SUMMARY:

DESCRIPTION OF SOURCE MATERIALS)

SOURCE TITLE: Interpreted NAPP Aerial Photographs
SCALE: 1:40000 (photos) and 1:24000 (quad mylar overlays)
MAP PROJECTION:
MEDIA OF SOURCE: Mylar Overlays
DATE OF SOURCE: 1994/95

CREATOR OF SOURCE
AGENCY/ORGANIZATION: PhotoScience
CONTACT PERSON : Ed Tyler
PHONE NUMBER : (301) 948-8550

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY DATES:

The USGS NAPP aerial photography was taken over a three year period during the following months.

1994: Jan, Mar, Apr, Dec
1995: Jan, Feb, Apr
1996: Jan, Feb, Mar

This was necessary to cover the entire 16 county region due to cloud cover, burning sugar cane
fields, and variable sidelap/overlap on flight lines.


MAP PROJECTION PARAMETERS:




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Projection ALBERS
Units METERS
Datum HPGN
Spheroid GRS1980
1st standard parallel 24 0 0.000
2nd standard parallel 31 30 0.000
central meridian -84 0 0.000
latitude of projection's origin 24 0 0.000
false eating (meters) 400000.00000
false nothing (meters) 0.00000

DATA SOURCES CONTACTSS:

Name: SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Abbr. Name: SFWMD
Address: South Florida Water Management District
P.O. Box 24680
301 Gun Club Rd
West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680
Phone: 1-800-662-turn or (561) 686-8800
Web site: http://www.sfwmd.gov
Contact Person:
Phone: (561) 687- 6718

FGDL CONTACT:

Name: FLORIDA GEOGRAPHIC DATA LIBRARY
Abbr. Name: FGDL
Address: Florida Geographic Data Library
431 Architecture Building
PO Box 115706
Gainesville, FL 32611-5706
Web site: http://www.fgdl.org


Contact FGDL:

Technical Support: http://www.fqdl.orq/fqdlfeed.html
FGDL Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.fqdl.orq/fqdlfaq.html
FGDL Mailing Lists: http://www.fqdl.orq/fqdl-l.html
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South Florida Vegetation Classification Scheme Crosswalks

Crosswalks for 5 vegetation classification schemes used in south Florida: 1. Everglades Vegetation Classification
System (EVSC, South Florida National Parks), 2. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC), 3.
Florida Gap Analysis Project (FLGAP, US Geological Survey), 4. Florida Land Use and Cover Classification System
(FLUCCS, Florida Department of Transportation and Water Management Districts), 5. Multi-Species Recovery Project
(MSRP, US Fish and Wildlife Service).

Class Scheme Descriptions
Florida Gap
Florida Land Use and Cover
FLUCCS/SWFFS/SFMM
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
MSRP Ecological Community
South Florida National Parks Vegetation System

Sort by: Export to Excel:
EVCS EVCS
FFWCC FFWCC
FLGAP FLGAP
FLUCCS FLUCCS
MSRP MSRP
SWFFS* SWFFS

FLUCCS/SWFFS/SFMM crosswalk prepared by Mike Duever, South Florida Water Management District.

For additional information contact:
Leonard Pearlstine or Frank Mazzotti
University of Florida-FLREC; 3205 College Avenue; Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314; (954) 577-6300



Notes on the FLUCCS/SWFFS/SFMM crosswalk

The FLUCCS data is the standard FDOT codes.

The SWFFS (NSM) is Mike Duever's hydrology-based plant community classification for SW Florida. Non-natural
landuses/covers are listed as "Disturbed".

The SWFFS (RSM) is Mike Duever's hydrology-based plant community classification for SW Florida, with the
District's SFWMM classes replacing the non-natural landuses/covers, which were listed as "Disturbed" in the SWFFS
(NSM) classification.

The SFWMM is the classification used in the District's South Florida Water Management Model.












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South Florida Vegetation Classification Scheme Crosswalks

Crosswalks for 5 vegetation classification schemes used in south Florida: 1. Everglades Vegetation Classification
System (EVSC, South Florida National Parks), 2. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC), 3.
Florida Gap Analysis Project (FLGAP, US Geological Survey), 4. Florida Land Use and Cover Classification System
(FLUCCS, Florida Department of Transportation and Water Management Districts), 5. Multi-Species Recovery Project
(MSRP, US Fish and Wildlife Service).

Class Scheme Descriptions
Florida Gap
Florida Land Use and Cover
FLUCCS/SWFFS/SFMM
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
MSRP Ecological Community
South Florida National Parks Vegetation System

Sort by: Export to Excel:
EVCS EVCS
FFWCC FFWCC
FLGAP FLGAP
FLUCCS FLUCCS
MSRP MSRP
SWFFS* SWFFS

FLUCCS/SWFFS/SFMM crosswalk prepared by Mike Duever, South Florida Water Management District.

For additional information contact:
Leonard Pearlstine or Frank Mazzotti
University of Florida-FLREC; 3205 College Avenue; Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314; (954) 577-6300



DESCRIPTIONS OF PLANT COMMUNITIES FOR LANDSAT HABITAT MAPPING

Prepared by
Terry Gilbert/Updated by Beth Stys
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Office of Environmental Services
620 South Meridian Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600


A. Upland Plant Communities

1. Coastal Strand: The coastal strand occurs on well-drained sandy soils and includes the typically
zoned vegetation of the upper beach, nearby dunes, or on coastal rock formations. This community
generally occurs in a long, narrow band parallel to the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of
Mexico, and along the shores of some saline bays or sounds in both north and south Florida. This
community occupies areas formed along high-energy shorelines, and is strongly affected by wind,
waves, and salt spray. Vegetation within this community typically consists of low growing vines,
grasses, and herbaceous plants with very few small trees or large shrubs. Pioneer or early
successional herbaceous vegetation characterizes the foredune and upper beach, while a gradual
change to woody plant species occurs in more protected areas landward. Typical plant species
include beach morning glory, railroad vine, sea oats, saw palmetto, Spanish bayonet, yaupon holly,
wax myrtle, along with sea grape, cocoplum, and other tropicals in southern Florida. The coastal


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strand community only includes the zone of early successional vegetation that lies between the
upper beach, and more highly developed communities landward. Adjacent or contiguous community
types such as xeric oak scrubs, pinelands, or hardwood forests would therefore be classified and
mapped respectively.

2. Dry Prairies: Dry prairies are large native grass and shrublands occurring on very flat terrain
interspersed with scattered cypress domes and strands, bayheads, isolated freshwater marshes,
and hardwood hammocks. This community is characterized by many species of grasses, sedges,
herbs, and shrubs, including saw palmetto, fetterbush, staggerbush, tar flower, gallberry blueberry,
wiregrass, carpet grasses, and various bluestems. The largest areas of these treeless plains
historically occurred just north of Lake Okeechobee, and they were subject to annual or frequent
fires. Many of these areas have been converted to improved pasture. In central and south Florida,
palmetto prairies, which consist of former pine flatwoods where the overstory trees have been
thinned or removed, are also included in this category. These sites contain highly scattered pines
that cover less than 10 to 15 percent of an area.

3. Pinelands: The pinelands category includes north and south Florida pine flatwoods, south Florida
Pine rocklands, and commercial pine plantations. Pine flatwoods occur on flat sandy terrain where
the overstory is characterized by longleaf pine, slash pine, or pond pine. Generally, flatwoods
dominated by longleaf pine occur on well-drained sites, while pond pine is found in poorly drained
areas, and slash pine occupies intermediate or moderately moist areas. The understory and
groundcover within these three communities are somewhat similar and include several common
species such as saw palmetto, gallberry, wax myrtle, and a wide variety of grasses and herbs.
Generally wiregrass and runner oak dominate longleaf pine sites, fetterbush and bay trees are found
in pond pine areas, while saw palmetto, gallberry, and rusty lyonia occupy slash pine flatwoods
sites. Cypress domes, bayheads, titi swamps, and freshwater marshes are commonly interspersed
in isolated depressions throughout this community type, and fire is a major disturbance factor. An
additional pine flatwoods forest type occurs in extreme south Florida on rocklands where the
overstory is the south Florida variety of slash pine, and tropical hardwood species occur in the
understory. Scrubby flatwoods is another pineland type that occurs on drier ridges, and on or near
old coastal dunes. Longleaf pine or slash pine dominates the overstory, while the groundcover is
similar to the xeric oak scrub community. Commercial pine plantations are also reluctantly included
in the pinelands association. This class includes predominately planted slash pine, although longleaf
pine and loblolly pine tracts also occur. Sandpine plantations, which have been planted on severely
site prepared sandhill sites in the north Florida pandhandle, are also included in this category. An
acceptable accurate separation of areas of densely stocked native flatwoods and older planted pine
stands with a closed canopy was not consistently possible.

4. Sand Pine Scrub: Sand pine scrub occurs on extremely well drained, sorted, sterile sands
deposited along former shorelines and islands of ancient seas. This xeric plant community is
dominated by an overstory of sand pine and has an understory of myrtle oak, Chapman's oak, sand-
live oak, and scrub holly. Ground cover is usually sparse to absent, especially in mature stands, and
rosemary and lichens occur in some open areas. Sites within the Ocala National Forest that have an
overstory of direct seeded sand pine, and an intact understory of characteristic xeric scrub oaks, are
also included in this category. Fire is an important ecological management tool, and commonly
results in even-aged stands within regenerated sites. The distribution of this community type is
almost entirely restricted to within the state of Florida.

5. Sandhill: Sandhill communities occur in areas of rolling terrain on deep, well-drained, white to
yellow, sterile sands. This xeric community is dominated by an overstory of scattered longleaf pine,
along with an understory of turkey oak and bluejack oak. The park-like ground cover consists of
various grasses and herbs, including wiregrass, partridge pea, beggars tick, milk pea, queen's
delight, and others. Fire is an important factor in controlling hardwood competition and other
aspects of sandhill ecology. Although many of these sites throughout the state have been modified
through the selective or severe cutting of longleaf pine, these areas are still included in the sandhill
category.

6. Xeric Oak Scrub: Xeric oak scrub is a xeric hardwood community typically consisting of clumped

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patches of low growing oaks interspersed with bare areas of white sand. This community occurs on
areas of deep, well-washed, sterile sands, and it is the same understory complex of scrubby oaks
and other ground cover species that occurs in the sand pine scrub community. This condition
frequently occurs when the short time periods between severe fires results in the complete removal
of sand pine as an overstory species. Also included in this category are sites within the Ocala
National Forest which have been clear-cut, and are sometimes dominated during the first one to five
years by the xeric oak scrub association. The xeric oak scrub community is dominated by myrtle
oak, Chapman's oak, sand-live oak, scrub holly, scrub plum, scrub hickory, rosemary, and saw
palmetto. Fire is important in setting back plant succession and maintaining viable oak scrubs.

7. Mixed Hardwood Pine Forests: This community is the southern extension of the Piedmont
southern mixed hardwoods, and occurs mainly on the clay soils on the northern Pandhandle.
Younger stands may be predominantly pines, while a complex of various hardwoods become co-
dominants as the system matures over time through plant succession. The overstory consists of
shortleaf and loblolly pine, American beech, mockernut hickory, southern red oak, water oak,
American holly, and dogwood.

Also included in this category are other upland forests that occur statewide and contain a mixture of
conifers and hardwoods as the co-dominant overstory component. These communities contain
longleaf pine, slash pine, and loblolly pine in mixed association with live oak, laurel oak, and water
oak, together with other hardwood species characteristic of the upland hardwood hammocks and
forests class.

8. Hardwood Hammocks and Forests: This class includes the major upland hardwood
associations that occur statewide on fairly rich sandy soils. Variations in species composition, and
the local or spatial distributions of these communities are due in part to differences in soil moisture
regimes, soil type, and geographic location within the state. The major variations within this
association are mesic hammocks, xeric hammocks, coastal and hydric hammocks, and live oak or
cabbage palm hammocks.

The mesic hammock community represents the climax vegetation type within many areas of
northern and central Florida. Characteristic species in the extreme north include American beech,
southern magnolia, Shumard oak, white oak, mockernut hickory, pignut hickory, sourgum,
basswood, white ash, mulberry, and spruce pine. Mesic hammocks of the peninsula are less diverse
due to the absence of hardwood species that are adapted to more northerly climates, and are
characterized by laurel oak, hop hornbeam, blue beech, sweetgum, cabbage palm, American holly,
and southern magnolia.

Xeric hammocks occur on deep, well-drained, sandy soils where fire has been absent for long
periods of time. These open, dry hammocks contain live oak, sand-live oak, bluejack oak, blackjack
oak, southern red oak, sand-post oak, and pignut hickory.

Coastal and hydric hammocks are relatively wet hardwood forests that are found between uplands
and true wetlands. These sometimes seasonally wet forests are associated with some non-alluvial
peninsula streams, scattered broad lowlands, and are also found in a narrow band along parts of the
Gulf and Atlantic coasts where they often extend to the edge of coastal salt marshes. These
communities contain water oak, red maple, Florida elm, cabbage palm, red cedar, blue-beech, and
sweetgum.


9. Tropical Hardwood Hammock: These upland hardwood forests occur in extreme south Florida
and are characterized by tree and shrub species on the northern edge of a range which extends
southward into the Caribbean. These communities are sparsely distributed along coastal uplands
south of a line from about Vero Beach on the Atlantic coast to Sarasota on the Gulf coast. They
occur on many tree islands in the Everglades and on uplands throughout the Florida Keys. This cold-
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species of trees and about 65 species of shrubs. Characteristic tropical plants include strangler fig,
gumbo-limbo, mastic, bustic, lancewood, ironwoods, poisonwood, pigeon plum, Jamaica dogwood,
and Bahama lysiloma. Live oak and cabbage palm are also sometimes found within this community.
Tropical hammocks in the Florida keys may also contain several plants, including lignum vitae,
mahogany, thatch palms, and manchineel, which are extremely rare within the United States.

37. Hardwood-Cabbage Palm Hammock: Upland plant community dominated by hardwoods and
cabbage palms. Live oak and cabbage palm hammocks are often found bordering large lakes and
rivers, and are distributed throughout he prairie region of south central Florida and extend
northward in the St. John's River basin. Cabbage palms often form a fringe around hardwood
"islands" located within improved pastures. These communities occur as mixed stands of oak and
palm.

B. Wetland Plant Communities

10. Coastal Salt Marshes: These herbaceous and shrubby wetland communities occur statewide in
brackish waters along protected low energy estuarine shorelines of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. The
largest continuous areas of salt marsh occur north of the range of mangroves, and border tidal
creeks, bays and sounds. Salt marshes are sometimes interspersed within mangrove areas, and
also occur as a transition zone between freshwater marshes and mangrove forests such as in the
Ten Thousand Islands area along the southwest Florida coast. Plant distribution within salt marshes
is largely dependent on the degree of tidal inundation, and many large areas are completely
dominated by one species. Generally, smooth cordgrass typically occupies the lowest elevations
immediately adjacent to tidal creeks and pools, while black needlerush dominates less frequently
inundated zones. The highest elevations form transitional areas characterized by glasswort,
saltwort, saltgrass, sea oxeye daisy, marsh elder, and saltbush. For the purposes of this project,
cordgrass, needlerush, and transitional or high salt marshes are collectively mapped as this single
category.

11. Freshwater Marsh and Wet Prairie: These wetland communities are dominated by a wide
assortment of herbaceous plant species growing on sand, clay, marl, and organic soils in areas of
variable water depths and inundation regimes. Generally, freshwater marshes occur in deeper, more
strongly inundated situations and are characterized by tall emergents, and floating leafed species.
Freshwater marshes occur within depressions, along broad, shallow lake and river shorelines, and
are scattered in open areas within hardwood and cypress swamps. Also, other portions of
freshwater lakes, rivers, and canals that are dominated by floating-leaved plants such as lotus,
spatterdock, duck weed, and water hyancinths are included in this category. Wet prairies commonly
occur in shallow, periodically inundated areas and are usually dominated by aquatic grasses,
sedges, and their associates. Wet prairies occur as scattered, shallow depressions within dry prairie
areas and on marl prairie areas in south Florida. Also included in this category are areas in
Southwest Florida with scattered dwarf cypress having less than 20 percent canopy coverage, and a
dense groundcover of freshwater marsh plants. Various combinations of pickerel weed, sawgrass,
maidencane, arrowhead, fire flag, cattail, spike rush, bulrush, white water lily, water shield, and
various sedges dominate Marshes and wet prairies. Many marsh or wet prairie types, such as
sawgrass marsh or maidencane prairie, have been described and so-named based on their dominant
plant species.


111. Sawgrass Marsh: Freshwater marshes dominated by sawgrass.

112. Cattail Marsh: Freshwater marsh areas dominated by cattails.


12. Cypress Swamp: These regularly inundated wetlands form a forested border along large
rivers, creeks, and lakes, or occur in depressions as circular domes or linear strands. These
communities are strongly dominated by either bald cypress or pond cypress, with very low numbers
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due to frequent flooding but sometimes include such species as buttonbush, lizard's-tail, and
various ferns.

13. Hardwood Swamp: These wooded wetland communities are composed of either pure stands of
hardwoods, or occur as a mixture of hardwoods and cypress. This association of wetland-adapted
trees occurs throughout the state on organic soils and forms the forested floodplains of non-alluvial
rivers, creeks, and broad lake basins. Tree species include a mixed overstory containing black gum,
water tupelo, bald cypress, dahoon holly, red maple, swamp ash, cabbage palm, and sweetbay.

14. Bay Swamp: These hardwood swamps contain broadleaf evergreen trees that occur in shallow,
stagnant drainages or depressions often found within pine flatwoods, or at the base of sandy ridges
where seepage maintains constantly wet soils. The soils, which are usually covered by an abundant
layer of leaf litter, are mostly acidic peat or muck which remain saturated for long periods but over
which little water level fluctuation occurs. Overstory trees within bayheads are dominated by
sweetbay, swamp bay, and loblolly bay. Depending on the location within the state, other species
including pond pine, slash pine, blackgum, cypress, and Atlantic white cedar can occur as scattered
individuals, but bay trees dominate the canopy and characterize the community. Understory and
goundcover species may include dahoon holly, wax myrtle, fetterbush, greenbriar, royal fern,
cinnamon fern, and sphagnum moss.

15. Shrub Swamp: Shrub swamps are wetland communities dominated by dense, low-growing,
woody shrubs or small trees. Shrub swamps are usually characteristic of wetland areas that are
experiencing environmental change, and are early to mid-successional in species complement and
structure. These changes are a result of natural or man-induced perturbations due to increased or
decreased hydroperiod, fire, clear cutting or land clearing, and siltation. Shrub swamps statewide
may be dominated by one species, such as willow, or an array of opportunistic plants may form a
dense, low canopy. Common species include willow, wax myrtle, primrose willow, buttonbush, and
saplings of red maple, sweetbay, black gum, and other hydric tree species indicative of wooded
wetlands. In northern Florida, some shrub swamps are a fire-maintained subclimax of bay swamps.
These dense shrubby areas are dominated by black titi, swamp cyrilla, fetterbush, sweet
pepperbush, doghobble, large gallberry, and myrtle-leaf holly.

16. Mangrove Swamp: These dense, brackish water swamps occur along low-energy shorelines
and in protected, tidally influenced bays of southern Florida. This community is composed of freeze-
intolerant tree species that are distributed south of a line from Cedar Key on the Gulf coast to St
Augustine on the Atlantic coast. These swamp communities are usually dominated by red, black,
and white mangroves that progress in a sere from seaward to landward areas, respectively, while
buttonwood trees occur in areas above high tide. Openings and transitional areas in mangrove
swamps sometimes contain glasswort, saltwort, and other salt marsh species. All three major
species of mangroves are mapped as a single class with no effort made to differentiate these
species into separate zones.

161. Scrub Mangrove: Areas sparsely vegetated with small, stunted mangroves.
(Keys only)

17. Bottomland Hardwoods: These wetland forests are composed of a diverse assortment of
hydric hardwoods which occur on the rich alluvial soils of silt and clay deposited along several
Pandhandle rivers including the Apalachicola. These communities are characterized by an overstory
that includes water hickory, overcup oak, swamp chestnut oak, river birch, American sycamore, red
maple, Florida elm, bald cypress, blue beech, and swamp ash.

32. Cypress/Pine/Cabbage Palm: This community includes cypress, pine and/or cabbage palm in
combinations in which neither species achieves dominance. It forms a transition between moist
upland and hydric sites.

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neither hardwoods nor conifers achieve a dominance. The mix can include hardwoods with pine or
cypress and can represent a mixed hydric site or a transition between hardwoods and conifers on
hydric/mesic sites.


C. Aquatic

18. Open Water: T his community is comprised of the open water areas of inland freshwater lakes,
ponds, rivers and creeks, and the brackish and saline waters of estuaries, bays, tidal creeks, the
Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic Ocean.

D. Disturbed Communities

19. Grassland: These are upland communities where the predominant vegetative cover is very low
growing grasses and forbs. This very early successional category includes all sites with herbaceous
vegetation during the time period between bare ground, and the shrub and brush stage.

191-196. Agriculture: Agricultural lands were divided into 6 classes based on land use.

191. Improved Pasture: Land that has been cleared, tilled, reseeded with specific
grass types, and periodically improved with brush control and fertilizer application.
192. Unimproved/Woodland Pasture: Cleared land with major stands of trees
and brush where native grasses have been allowed to develop. Normally,
unimproved pastures are not managed with brush control or fertilizer application.
193. Sugarcane: Agricultural lands planted to sugar cane.
194. Citrus: Agricultural lands planted to groves of citrus (e.g., oranges, grapefruit,
lemons).
195. Row/Field Crops: Row crops are agricultural fields in which rows remain well
defined even after crops have been harvested. Typical row crops in Florida include
corn, tomatoes, potatoes, and beans. Field crops are agricultural croplands not
planted in rows. Typical field crops in Florida include hay and grasses.
196. Other Agriculture: Agricultural lands other than pasture land, sugar cane
fields, citrus groves, and croplands. Types of agricultural lands included in this
category are peach orchards, pecan and avocado groves, nurseries and vineyards,
specialty farms, aquaculture, fallow cropland, and unidentified agricultural uses.

20. Shrub and Brushland: This association includes a variety of situations where natural upland
community types have been recently disturbed through clear-cutting commercial pinelands, land
clearing, or fire, and are recovering through natural successional processes. This type could be
characterized as an early condition of old-field succession, and various shrubs, tree saplings, and
lesser amounts of grasses and herbs dominate the community. Common species include wax
myrtle, saltbush, sumac, elderberry, saw palmetto, blackberry, gallberry, fetterbush, staggerbush,
broomsedge, dog fennel, together with oak, pine and other tree seedlings or saplings.

21. Exotic Plant Communities: Upland and wetland areas dominated by non-native trees that
were planted or have escaped and invaded native plant communities. These exotics include
melaleuca, Australian pine, Brazilian pepper, and eucalyptus.

When possible exotic plant communities were identified by species.

211. Australian Pine
212. Melaleuca
213. Brazilian Pepper

221-223. Urban and Extractive:


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221. High Impact Urban: Unvegetated areas such as roads, buildings, parking
lots, etc.
222. Low Impact Urban: Disturbed areas within urbanized areas that may or may
not be vegetated. Examples of land uses included in this category are lawns, golf
courses, road shoulders, grassy areas surrounding places such as airports, park
facilities, etc.
223. Extractive: These areas encompass surface and subsurface mining
operations. Areas included are sand, gravel and clay pits, phosphate mines, and
limestone quarries. Industrial complexes were the extracted material is refined,
packaged or further processed may also be included in this category.

36. Beach/Sand: Barren land with little or no vegetation. Usually used to represent coastal areas
that are constantly affected by wave and tidal action. Also includes areas of dune sands and other
areas of bare sands.

40. Bare soil/Clearcut: Areas or bare soil representing recent timber cutting operations, natural
areas of exposed bare soil (e.g., sandy areas within xeric communities or bare soil exposed due to
vegetation removal for unknown reasons.

50. Tidal Flats: Areas composed of that portion of the shore environment protected from wave
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Crosswalks for 5 vegetation classification schemes used in south Florida: 1. Everglades Vegetation Classification
System (EVSC, South Florida National Parks), 2. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC), 3.
Florida Gap Analysis Project (FLGAP, US Geological Survey), 4. Florida Land Use and Cover Classification System
(FLUCCS, Florida Department of Transportation and Water Management Districts), 5. Multi-Species Recovery Project
(MSRP, US Fish and Wildlife Service).

Class Scheme Descriptions
Florida Gap
Florida Land Use and Cover
FLUCCS/SWFFS/SFMM
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
MSRP Ecological Community
South Florida National Parks Vegetation System

Sort by: Export to Excel:
EVCS EVCS
FFWCC FFWCC
FLGAP FLGAP
FLUCCS FLUCCS
MSRP MSRP
SWFFS* SWFFS

FLUCCS/SWFFS/SFMM crosswalk prepared by Mike Duever, South Florida Water Management District.

For additional information contact:
Leonard Pearlstine or Frank Mazzotti
University of Florida-FLREC; 3205 College Avenue; Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314; (954) 577-6300



Multi-Species Recovery Plan for South Florida
Ecological Community Descriptions

These descriptions were taken from
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1999. South Florida multi-species recovery plan.
Atlanta, Georgia. 2172 pp.
A more complete description of each community type is in that document.

High Pine
Longleaf pine savannas, characterized by a nearly continuous ground cover of wiregrass (Aristida beyrichiana) and
widely spaced longleaf pines (Pinus palustris), once covered most of the pre-settlement uplands of the southeastern
United States from Virginia to Texas and south to Central Florida. These savannas included both high pine and pine
flatwoods, similar plant communities at opposite ends of the moisture gradient. Today the longleaf pine savanna is
almost extinct, the result of harvesting all original-growth longleaf pines and decades of fire suppression. In South
Florida, the high pine community is extinct except for a few small, isolated fragmentary remnants that are not large
enough to be selfsustaining or to support the full complement of native species. Most South Florida sites where high
pine formerly occurred are now occupied by citrus orchards, strip mines or other human development. Remaining
high pine sites are small and have been degraded by fire suppression. They now are dominated by invasive off-site
species such as sand pine (Pinus clausa), or by species formerly restricted to the shrub layer such as turkey oak
(Quercus laevis).

Florida Scrub Including Scrubby Flatwoods and Scrubby High Pine
Florida scrub is a plant community easily recognized by the dominance of evergreen shrubs and frequent patches of
bare, white sand. With more than two dozen threatened and endangered species dependent upon scrub, the entire
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land acquisition and effective land management. Florida scrub in its various phases has been called xeric scrub,
sand scrub, big scrub, sand pine scrub, oak scrub, evergreen oak scrub, dune oak scrub, evergreen scrub forest,
slash pine scrub, palmetto scrub, rosemary scrub, and rosemary bald. Florida scrubs may be classified as coastal or
interior. Scrubs are often named by the dominant plant species, as in rosemary scrub, sand pine scrub, palmetto
scrub, or oak scrub. Some authors have confused closed-canopy forests of sand pine trees with scrub. Scrubs that
are very recent in origin, usually a result of man's activities, are called pioneer scrubs. Communities intermediate
between scrub and pine flatwoods have been called dry or xeric flatwoods but now are referred to as scrubby
flatwoods. Communities intermediate between scrub and high pine have been called southern ridge sandhills,
hickory scrub, yellow sand scrub, turkey oak scrub, turkey oak barrens, and natural turkey oak barrens, but
probably are best referred to as scrubby high pine.

Beach Dune, Coastal Strand and Maritime Hammock
The beach dune and coastal strand communities in South Florida are the closest communities to the high-energy
shoreline. Within this high-energy zone, there are a number of daily, naturally occurring events such as: wave
action, sand burial, and salt spray. Closest to the coast, the upper beach is regularly disturbed by waves of high
tides or storms and regularly recolonized by driftline annuals and trailing perennials such as railroad vine (Ipomoea
pes-caprae). Above the reach of annual wave action is the foredune, built by coarse, rhizomatous grasses; primarily
sea oats (Uniola paniculata), that thrive under constant burial from sand blown off the beach. Beyond the zone of
constant sand burial are the dwarfed trees and shrubs of the coastal strand. The species growing in this zone are
kept at a low stature by salt spray, which kills the upward-growing leader shoots. Species composition within the
coastal strand communities that are located on the Gulf and Atlantic coasts differ. These differences need to be
taken into account prior to restoration plantings. Maritime hammocks are low forests of evergreen broadleaved
trees found inland from coastal strand communities on the Atlantic coast and from coastal grassland communities
on the Gulf coast. The canopy may be composed of trees with either temperate affinities (Quercus virginiana, Sabal
palmetto, Persea borbonia) or (usually on more calcareous substrates) of trees with tropical affinities (Bursera
simarouba, Ficus aurea, Coccoloba uvifera). In both cases in South Florida the understory is composed primarily of
tropical shrubs and small trees. Although they share some widespread coastal tree species, forests on nearby
tropical coasts of the Bahamas, Cuba, and the Yucatan Peninsula do not appear to have the same structure and
composition as tropical maritime hammocks in South Florida (Correll and Correll 1982, Sauer 1967, Moreno-
Casasola and Espejel 1986).

Mesic Temperate Hammock
Mesic temperate hammock is a closed canopy forest, dominated by temperate evergreen tree species, primarily live
oak and cabbage palm, that is naturally protected from fire by its position on the landscape. Tropical species are
common in the shrub layer and become increasingly important in the canopy at the southern end of its range.
Canopy tree dominants are relatively constant in mesic temperate hammocks throughout the South Florida
Ecosystem. Live oak and cabbage palm are consistently present, and are joined by water oak (Quercus nigra),
laurel oak (Q. laurifolia), hackberry (Celtis laevigata), red maple (Acer rubrum), and other temperate hardwoods at
many sites. Hammocks at the northern boundary of the South Florida Ecosystem are more diverse and may contain
species such as pignut hickory (Carya glabra), sweet gum (Liquidambar styraciflua), and southern magnolia
(Magnolia grandiflora) that do not occur further south (Bridges and Reese 1996). Hammocks at the border of the
tropical zone often contain tropical species such as strangler fig (Ficus aurea) and trema (Trema micrantha) (Austin
et al. 1977, Cox 1988). Although canopy composition is relatively constant in mesic temperate hammock
throughout its range in Florida, shrub species composition is variable across the range of this community within
South Florida. A unifying factor is the presence of at least some shrub species considered tropical in even the most
northern locations within the South Florida Ecosystem (Bridges and Reese 1996).

Tropical Hardwood Hammock
Tropical hardwood hammocks are closed canopy forests, dominated by a diverse assemblage of evergreen and semi-
deciduous tree and shrub species, mostly of West Indian origin. At least five major types of hammocks can be
described here: (1) rockland hammock "islands" on limestone substrate in or on the edges of pine rockland or marl
prairie communities on the Miami Rock Ridge and in Big Cypress National Preserve; (2) Keys rockland hammock on
limestone substrate Making up the dominant forest type in the Florida Keys; (3) coastal berm hammock on storm-
deposited berms in the Sand Keys (west of Key West), the Florida Keys, and along the northern shores of Florida
Bay; (4) tree island hammock in the Everglades marsh and surrounding marl prairie and rocky glades; and, (5)
shell mound hammock on aboriginal sites. Tropical hardwood hammocks here also include the more open coastal
rock barren and sinkhole communities as classified by the Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI and Florida
Department of Natural Resources 1990). Coastal rock barren is a rare community occurring in tiny patches in the
Florida Keys (FNAI and Florida Department of Natural Resources 1990). Sinkholes are found in areas of karst
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Pine Rocklands
Pine rocklands are unique to southern Florida and the Bahamas. In Florida they are found on limestone substrates
on the Miami Rock Ridge, in the Florida Keys, and in the Big Cypress Swamp. Pine rocklands are dominated by a
single canopy tree, South Florida slash pine (Pinus elliottii var. densa), a diverse hardwood and palm subcanopy,
and a very rich herbaceous layer. The flora of pine rocklands is composed of a diverse assemblage of tropical and
temperate taxa. Many endemic plant taxa are also found in this community.

Mesic Pine Flatwoods
The mesic pine flatwoods habitat is dominated by a slash pine or longleaf pine overstory with an upland understory.
Mesic pine flatwoods are distinct from hydric and xeric pine flatwoods in the tendency toward midstory dominance
by saw palmetto and scrub species such as fetterbush (Lyonia lucida), tarflower (Befaria racemosa), rusty lyonia
(Lyonia ferruginea), cabbage palm (Sabal palmetto), and wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera). Impacted mesic pine
flatwoods are dominated by the exotic invaders: Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius), Australian pine
(Casuarina equisetifolia), downy rosemyrtle (Rhodomyrtus tomentosus), ear-leaf acacia (Acacia auriculiformis) and
melaleuca (Melaleuca quinquinervia). Understory includes a wide variety of grasses (Agrostis, Andropogon, Aristida,
Dichanthelium, Eragrostis, and Panicum spp., etc.), pawpaws (Asimina spp.), gopher apple (Licania michauxii),
legumes (Cassia, Crotalaria, Galactia, Rhynchosia, Tephrosia spp., etc.), milkworts (Polygala spp.), blueberries
(Vaccinium spp.), milkweeds (Asclepias spp.), and a wide variety of composites (Aster, Chrysopsis, Emilia,
Eupatorium, Liatris, and Solidago spp., etc.).

Hydric Pine Flatwoods
The hydric pine flatwoods habitat is dominated by a slash pine (Pinus elliottii var. densa) overstory with a wetland
plant understory. The wetland understory can be any, or a variety, of wetland plant community types ranging from
wet prairie to hatrack cypress. Hydric pine flatwoods are distinct from mesic and xeric pine flatwoods in the absence
of understory dominance by saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) and more xeric species such as pennyroyal (Piloblephis
rigida), pawpaw (Asimina spp.), and prickly pear (Opuntia spp.). Mid-story plants of hydric pine flatwoods include
cypress (Taxodium spp.), cabbage palm (Sabal palmetto), wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera), dahoon holly (Ilex cassine),
and red bay (Persea palustris), as well as species characteristic of mixed hardwood swamp forest and cypress forest
of South Florida: red maple (Acer rubrum) and buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis). Exotic plant invaders
primarily include Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius) and melaleuca (Melaleuca quinquinervia). Understory
includes ferns (Nephrolepsis, Osmunda, Thelypteris spp., etc.); arrowhead (Sagittaria spp.); a wide variety of
grasses (Agrostis, Andropogon, Aristida, Dichanthelium, Eragrostis, Muhlenbergia, Panicum, Paspalum,
Schizachyrium, and Sporobolus spp., etc.); an amazing diversity of sedges (Bulbostylis, Carex, Cladium jamaicense,
Cyperus, Dichromena, Eleocharis, Fimbrystylis, Rhynchospora, Scirpus, Scleria spp., etc.); yellow-eyed grasses
(Xyris spp.); pipeworts (Eriocaulon spp., Lachnocaulon spp., and Syngonathus flavidulus); day-flowers (Commelina
spp.); rushes (Juncus spp.); lilies, iris, and amaryllis (Aletris, Crinum, and Hymenocalis spp., Iris hexagona, Lillium
catesbaei, etc.); cannas (Canna spp.); ground orchids (Calopogon spp., Eulophia alta, Spiranthes spp.);
smartweeds (Polygonella and Polygonum spp. etc); sundews (Drosera spp.); legumes (Cassia, Crotalaria, Galactia,
Indigofera, Rhynchosia, Tephrosia spp., etc.); sorrels (Oxalis spp.); flaxes (Linum spp.); milkworts (Polygala spp.);
spurges (Chaemaescye, Euphobia, Poinsettia, Stillingia spp.); mallows (Hibiscus, Kosteletzkya, Sida spp., etc.),;
chocolate weeds (Melochia spp.); St. Johnis worts (Hypericum spp.); meadow beauties (Rhexia spp); evening
primroses (Ludwigia spp); celeries (Eryngium, Hydrocotyle, and Oxpolis spp., etc.); starflowers (Sabatia spp.);
milkweeds (Asclepias spp.); bladderworts ( Pinguicula and Urtricularia spp.); and a wide variety of composites
(Aster, Carphephorus, Cirsium, Coreopsis, Emilia, Eupatorium, Flaveria, Heterotheca, Liatris, and Solidago spp.,
etc.). Epiphytes are also common, including airplants (Tillandsia spp.); ferns (Ophioglossum, Phlebodium aureum,
Polypodium, and Vittaria spp.); and orchids (Encyclia tampensis, Epidendrum rigidum, etc.). During the wet season,
periphyton is a major component of the understory vegetation of hydric pine flatwoods.

Dry Prairie
Dry prairie is essentially treeless, a pyrogenic landscape with a ground cover diverse in regionally endemic plant
taxa and dominated by Aristida beyrichiana (wiregrass), scattered, low, stunted Serenoa repens (saw palmetto),
and low-growing Quercus minima (runner oak). The typical dry prairie has a mixture of upland and wetland plants,
with the most conspicuous indicator of this mixture being the cooccurrence of Quercus minima and Xyris elliottii.
Five natural community types of dry prairie are tentatively identified [dry (sub-xeric) type, dry-mesic sandy type,
mesic type, wet-mesic alfic soil type, and wet-mesic spodic soil type] based upon quantitative vegetation analysis of
dry prairies. Each of these community types tends to be correlated with variation in hydrologic regimes (seasonal
variation in water table) and edaphic conditions, with ground cover composition similar to that of pine flatwoods and
wetland pine savannas in south-central Florida.

Cutthroat Grass Communities
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from Orange County south to Palm Beach County. However, it seems to dominate natural communities almost
exclusively within Polk and Highlands counties, in association with the sideslopes of the central Florida Ridges.
Cutthroat grass communities are mostly associated with areas of slight to strong groundwater seepage; however,
not all cutthroat grass communities are well-developed seepage slopes. Cutthroat grass communities fall into
several community types-a cutthroat grass seepage slope complex with 11 microhabitat zones, cutthroat grass
mesic flatwoods and dry prairies, cutthroat grass wet flatwoods, cutthroat grass depression marsh margins,
cutthroat grass ecotones between flatwoods and drainageways, cutthroat grass wet prairies, and slash pine/
cutthroat grass "basin swamp." Each of these can be characterized by differences in landform, topographic position,
hydrology, soils, and dominant or characteristic plant species. The cutthroat grass seepage slope complex consists
of distinct vegetation zones which vary in hydrology, soils, and species composition, ranging from dry cutthroat
grass with only subsurface soil saturation, to mixed herbaceous seepage slopes with a constant year-round water
table at the surface of the deep muck soil. Cutthroat grass communities require frequent fire for

Freshwater Marshes and Wet Prairies
For this account, higher elevation areas that tend to have shorter durations and lower depths of flooding are
classified as short-hydropattern prairies, while areas of lower elevation are called long-hydropattern marshes.
Within both general categories, there are natural mosaics of subtypes related to depressions, elevations, bedrock
surface exposure, soil types, and fire regimes. Therefore, South Florida's freshwater marshes and wet prairies are
best thought of as a complex mosaic that varies over time through natural succession and human-made influences
(Weller 1994). In South Florida, some marshes and wet prairies are found as isolated features in the landscape, or
as zones (e.g. littoral zones) along significant gradients in topography and elevation around the many lakes and
river systems in the northern portions of the study area (Gilbert et al.1995). Other freshwater marshes and wet
prairies are found along minimal gradients of topography, hydrology and soil, like those found in the Everglades and
Big Cypress ecosystems. Some physiographic features, such as creeks, sloughs and seeps have, themselves, been
included as marsh types (Davis 1943). The single largest, and best known freshwater marsh and wet prairie
complex within South Florida is the Everglades. Isolated small freshwater marshes and wet prairies are found
throughout South Florida.

Flowing Water Swamps
Flowing water swamps are seasonally inundated forested wetlands located along or within drainage channels. They
include the floodplain wetlands along clearly defined rivers, as well as the strands and sloughs that characterize
shallower and more diffuse flowways. Typical strand swamp vegetation includes cypress, red maple (Acer rubrum),
cabbage palm (Sabal palmetto), strangler fig (Ficus aurea), swamp bay (Persea palustris), sweetbay (Magnolia
virginiana), royal palm (Roystonea regia), coastal plain willow (Salix caroliniana), wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera),
myrsine (Rapanea punctata), buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis), poison ivy (Toxicodendron usneoides),
swamp lily (Crinum spp.), leather fern (Acrostichum spp.), and royal fern (Osmunda regalis). The canopy plants are
mainly temperate, while the understory and epiphytic plants are generally tropical. The deeper sloughs are
characterized by a subcanopy of pop ash and/or pond apple abundantly festooned with tropical epiphytes.

Pond Swamp
Pond swamps are seasonally inundated forested wetlands located around or within landscape depressions. They
include the lake border swamps and major wetlands within large landscape basins, as well as smaller cypress
domes and gum ponds. The dwarf cypress savannas that cover vast shallow basins in the Big Cypress subregion are
also categorized as pond swamps. Dome swamps have small young pond cypress trees towards their outer edges,
grading into larger and older bald cypress towards the interior, giving a dome a distinctly rounded cross-sectional
profile. (Because pond cypress Taxodium ascendens and bald cypress Taxodium distichum can be recognized as
clearly different in these field situations, the two names are used here. Although some authorities persist in
considering these different species, most ecologists now regard them as morphological variations reflective of
different growing conditions.) The typical central pond creates the doughnut shape that characterizes these systems
on aerial photographs. Basin swamp structures vary. In theory, a mature system would have the wide variety of
tree sizes characteristic of an old-growth forest, but logging has altered the structure of almost all such swamps.
The shallow and diffuse type of basin swamp that covers most of the Big Cypress Swamp is characterized by
scattered stunted bonsai-like ihatracki or itoyi cypress, which are seldom over 3 to 4.6 m (10 to 15 ft) tall, though
they are old trees and may have large buttresses. Typical dome swamp plants include pond cypress, red maple
(Acer rubrum), dahoon (Ilex cassine), swamp bay (Persea palustris), sweetbay (Magnolia virginiana), coastal plain
willow (Salix caroliniana), wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera), buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis), St. johns wort
(Hypericum spp.), chain fern (Woodwardia spp.), poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans), laurel greenbrier (Smilax
laurifolia), Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides), and fireflag (Thalia geniculata). Dominant basin swamp plants
include blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica var. sylvatica), cypress, and slash pine (Pinus elliottii). Other typical plants
include red maple, swamp bay, sweetbay, loblolly bay (Gordonia lasianthus), Virginia willow (Itea virginica), wax
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Seepage Swamps
Seepage swamps are forested wetlands characterized by saturated soils rather than periodic inundation. They
include baygalls at the base of seepage slopes, bayheads in peat-filled depressions or at the downstream ends of
Everglades teardrop islands, and hydric hammocks on low sand or limestone rises within periodically inundated
wetland systems. Baygalls and bayheads are dense evergreen forests or shrub thickets with a spongy understory of
sphagnum moss and ferns. The canopy is composed of tall, densely packed, generally straight-boled evergreen
hardwoods dominated by sweetbay (Magnolia virginiana), swamp bay (Persea palstris) red bay (Persea borbonia),
and loblolly bay (Gordonia lasianthus). There is typically a more or less open understory of shrubs and ferns and a
ground surface of sphagnum mats interlaced with convoluted tree roots. Hydric hammocks are open forests
dominated by cabbage palms and laurel oaks (Quercus laurifolia) mixed with other hardwoods. They often have
minimal understory and a floor carpeted by fallen palm fronds. In baygalls and bayheads, the typical plant species
include: red bay, sweetbay, loblolly bay, red maple (Acer rubrum), slash pine (Pinus elliottii), wax myrtle (Myrica
cerifera), dahoon (Ilex cassine) gallberry (Ilex coriacea), Virginia willow (Itea virginica), buttonbush (Cephalanthus
occidentalis), coco plum (Chrysobalanus icaco), laurel greenbrier (Smilax laurifolia), poison ivy (Toxicodendron
radicans), cinnamon fern (Osmunda cinnamomea), chain fern (Woodwardia spp.), netted chain fern (Woodwardia
areolata), and sphagnum moss. Typical hydric hammock plants include cabbage palm, laurel oak, red maple,
swamp bay, sweetbay, water oak (Quercus nigra), dahoon, myrsine (Rapanea punctata), sugarberry (Celtis
laevigata), wax myrtle, saw palmetto (Serenoa repens), poison ivy, royal fern (Osmunda regalis), peppervine
(Ampelopsis arborea), rattan vine (Berchemia scandens), Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia), and
several species of ferns.

Mangroves
Mangrove ecosystems are a mosaic of different types of forest, with each type providing different physical habitats,
topology, niches, microclimates, and food sources for a diverse assemblage of animals. This community type
includes black mangrove, white mangrove, red mangrove, and buttonwood.

Coastal Salt Marsh
Salt marsh plants are salt-tolerant or halophytic species that have developed biological and physiological
mechanisms to adjust to a range in environmental conditions. In South Florida, these plants have adapted to
tolerate the stresses of salinity changes, periodic inundation, and extremes in temperature that are unique in the
South Florida environment. Although most salt marsh species have a broad range of distribution in the intertidal
zone, their abundance differs depending on the unique hydrological and physical characteristics discussed above.
Salt marsh plants normally distribute themselves along the elevation gradient from the creek bank to upland
depending on their tolerance and adaptability (Montague and Wiegert 1990, Wiegert and Freeman 1990). Along the
upper edge of the high marsh, common species include marsh elder (Iva frutescens), saltbush (Baccharis
halmifolia), seaside golden rod (Solidago sempervirens), seablite (Sueda linearis), and Christmas berry (Lycium
carolinianum). Numerous species are found in the high marsh above the mean high water level: salt grass
(Distichlis spicata), saltwort (Batis maritima), glassworts (Salicornia spp.), leather fern (Achrostichum aureum), sea
oxeyes (Borrichia sp.), cordgrasses (Spartina spp.), coastal dropseed (Sporobolus virginicus), key grass
(Monanthochloe littoralis), salt jointgrass (Paspalum vaginatum), and seablite. Typical species located from the low
to high marsh are smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora), black needlerush (Juncus roemerianus), and sea
lavender (Limonium carolinanum). In the salt marshmangrove transition zone, dominant mangrove species include
red (Rhizophora mangle), black (Avicennia germinans), and white (Languncularia racemosa) mangroves, and the
mangrove-associated buttonwood (Conocarpus erectus) (Tomlinson 1986).

Seagrasses
Seagrasses are vascular plants that can form dense vegetative communities in shallow water estuaries (Day et al.
1989). These plants have evolved the ability to carry out their entire life cycle completely submerged in the marine
environment.

Nearshore and Midshelf Reefs
The term nearshore reefs is meant here to include all solid physical substrate below the mean high water line
(MHW) and seaward of Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico shoreline which may be vulnerable to fill deposition and
turbidity (loss of light penetration through the water column) associated with beach nourishment. The zone has
been defined by the State of Florida Department of Environmental Regulation (DEP) as the area landward of the 4
m (13.1 ft) depth contour. This definition would exclude solid subtidal substrate within bays and estuaries. Rock
outcrops or rock substrate could be considered synonymous; however, artificial reefs constructed of other materials
could also be located within this zone. Midshelf reefs include those reefs between the 4 m (13.1 ft) isobath and the
practical limits of dredging operations or about the 20 m (65.6 ft) depth isobath. The general term hard bottom has
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Crosswalks for 5 vegetation classification schemes used in south Florida: 1. Everglades Vegetation Classification
System (EVSC, South Florida National Parks), 2. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC), 3.
Florida Gap Analysis Project (FLGAP, US Geological Survey), 4. Florida Land Use and Cover Classification System
(FLUCCS, Florida Department of Transportation and Water Management Districts), 5. Multi-Species Recovery Project
(MSRP, US Fish and Wildlife Service).

Class Scheme Descriptions
Florida Gap
Florida Land Use and Cover
FLUCCS/SWFFS/SFMM
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
MSRP Ecological Community
South Florida National Parks Vegetation System

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FFWCC FFWCC
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SWFFS* SWFFS

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Draft Report
Vegetation Classification System for South Florida National Parks

David Jones 1, Marguerite Madden 2, Jim Snyder 3, and Ken Rutchey 4
April, 2002

1 Park Center for Remote Sensing and Mapping Science, The University of Georgia
2 Everglades National
3 Big Cypress National Preserve
4 South Florida Water Management District

Based on a review of several vegetation classification schemes developed by researchers of Everglades National
Park and Big Cypress National Preserve, including a classification scheme devised by Craighead (1971), the
following Vegetation Classification System was developed by the South Florida Natural Resources Center,
Everglades National Park (ENP), the Center for Remote Sensing and Mapping Science (CRMS) at the University of
Georgia, Big Cypress National Preserve (BICY) and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) for use
in mapping the vegetation of Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve, Biscayne National Park
(BISC) and the SFWMD Water Conservation Areas.

Major Vegetation Types
Forest
Scrub
Savanna
Prairies and Marshes
Shrublands


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Exotics
Additional Categories
Special Modifiers

Under these major vegetation types are hierarchically arranged Plant Communities (classes) which are defined by
typical dominant species. The species listed under these classes and subclasses were derived from South Florida
Research Center Reports (1980-1983) for Everglades and Big Cypress National Parks, Craighead (1971), and Davis
and Ogden (1994). The communities used in this classification system were selected from among those compiled in
a summary report of all plant communities outlined by Craighead (1971) as well as those reported in vegetation
studies published by the South Florida Natural Resources Center from 1980 to 1983.

Major Vegetation Types and Associated Plant Communities

F FOREST
High-density stands of trees with heights over 5 metres.

FM Mangrove Forest

FMa Black (Avicennia germinans) Mangrove
FMI White (Laguncularia racemosa) Mangrove
FMIb White Mangrove or Buttonwood Forest
This class signifies that it is uncertain whether vegetation is white mangrove (Laguncularia
racemosa) or buttonwood forest (Conocarpus erectus), since signatures on the aerial photographs
are very similar. Field checking is required to correctly identify the species.
FMr Red (Rhizophora mangle) Mangrove
FMx Mixed mangrove
Specific mixtures of mangrove species, when identified, will be distinguished as subgroups.

FB Buttonwood (Conocarpus erectus) Forest
Conocarpus erectus with variable mixtures of subtropical hardwoods.
FT Subtropical Hardwood Forest
Lysiloma latisiliquum, Quercus virginiana, Bursera simaruba, Mastichodendron foetidissimum, Swietenia mahagoni,
among others.
FO Oak-Sabal Forest
Quercus laurifolia, Q. virginiana, Sabal palmetto.
FP Paurotis Palm (Acoelorrhaphe wrightii) Forest
FC Cabbage Palm (Sabal palmetto) Forest
FS Swamp Forest

FSh Mixed Hardwood Swamp Forest
Quercus virginiana, Q. laurifolia, Acer rubrum, Sabal palmetto, Fraxinus caroliniana.
FSc Cypress Strands
Taxodium ascendens, T. distichum; cypress domes are treated as a subgroup. Cypress strands
(especially in BICY) may contain an understory of species such as Annona glabra, Chrysobalanus
icaco, and Fraxinus caroliniana.
FSd Cypress Domes/Heads
Taxodium ascendens, T. distichum ; cypress growing in a depression such that trees in the center
are tallest and give the characteristic dome shape. Delineated domes may contain a fringe of short
cypress (less than 5 metres).
FSt Cypress
Taxodium ascendens, T. distichum ; cypress moderately to densely distributed with an open canopy.
Cypress domes may be located within these communities.
FSx Cypress-Mixed Hardwoods
Taxodium ascendens and T. distichum with variable mixtures of subtropical and temperate
hardwoods; predominantly in BICY.
FSa Mixed Hardwoods, Cypress and Pine
Mixture of various subtropical hardwoods with Taxodium distichum with occasional Pinus elliottii
var. densa.
FSCpi Cypress-Pines


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Taxodium distichum with Pinus elliottii and a mixed hardwood scrub understory.
FSb Bayhead
Magnolia virginiana, Annona glabra, Chrysobalanus icaco, Persea borbonia, Ilex cassine, Metopium
toxiferum, among others.

S SCRUB
Low-density areas of trees and shrubs with heights under 5 meters.

SM Mangrove Scrub
The vegetation matrix in which the scrub occurs should be noted, e.g., within Eleocharis marsh.

SMr Red (Rhizophora mangle)
SMa Black (Avicennia germinans)
SM1 White (Laguncularia racemosa)
SM1b White Mangrove or Buttonwood Scrub
This class signifies that it is uncertain whether vegetation is scub white mangrove (Laguncularia
racemosa) or buttonwood scrub (Conocarpus erectus), since signatures on the aerial photographs
are very similar. Fieldchecking is required to correctly identify the species.
SMx Mixed scrub
Sparse and high-density subgroups/modifiers can be distinguished.

SC Buttonwood (Conocarpus erectus) Scrub
SP Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) Scrub
SH Hardwood Scrub
Includes species such as Metopium toxiferum, Persea borbonia, Myrica cerifera, Ilex cassine, Magnolia virginiana,
Myrsine floridana, Conocarpus erectus, Chyrsobalanus icaco and others. Often contains a moderate to heavy
component of mixed grasses. Scrub oak (Quercus virginiana) is often included in areas of BICY.
SS Bay-Hardwood Scrub
Mixed association of bayhead swamp species, buttonwood scrub and hardwood scrub species such as Myrica
cerifera, Chyrsobalanus icaco, leather fern (Acrostichum danaeifolium), Conocarpus erectus and Cladium
jamaicense. Minor species include Metopium toxiferum, Ilex cassine, Persea borbonia, Sabal palmetto and
Cephalanthus occidentalis. Occurs in the transition zone between saline and fresh environments.

SV SAVANNA
Low-density (open canopy) trees in a matrix of graminoids.

SVPI Pine (Pinus elliottii var. densa) Savanna
SVx Slash pine mixed with palms
Pinus elliottii var. densa, Serenoa repens, Sabal palmetto; typical of BICY.
SVPIh Slash pine with hardwoods
Pinus elliottii var. densa, Rhus copallina, Guettarda scabra, Bumelia salicifolia, Tetrazygia bicolor, Dodonea viscosa,
among others; typical of EVER.
SVPIc Slash pine with cypress
Pinus elliottii var. densa dominant with Taxodium distichum interspersed.
SVC Cypress (Taxodium distichum and T. ascendens) Savanna
SVCd Dwarf cypress
Cypress of stunted growth less than 5 metres in height.
SVCpi Cypress with pine
Taxodium distichum and T.ascendens dominant with mixed Pinus elliottii var. densa.
SVPM Palm (Sabal palmetto) Savanna

P PRAIRIES AND MARSHES

PG Graminoid Prairie/Marsh
Contains grasses, sedges and rushes. The extent of periphyton cover is expressed as a modifier for all appropriate
subclasses.

PGj Black rush (Juncus roemerianus)
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The modifier 't' is used to distinguish tall sawgrass, e.g., PGct.
PGm Muhly grass (Muhlenbergia filipes)
PGs Cordgrass (Spartina spp.)
PGe Spike rush (Eleocharis cellulosa)
PGp Common reed (Phragmites spp.)
PGa Maidencane (Panicum hemitomon)
PGw Maidencane-Spike rush
Mix of shallow open water, Eleocharis spp. and Panicum hemitomon which can include sparse
associations of low stature Cladium jamaicense, Typha spp., Sagittaria lancifolia, Pontedaria
lanceolata, Nymphaea spp., etc. typical of SFWMD impounded conservation areas.
PGx Mixed graminoids
Specific mixtures of graminoids, when identified, will be distinguished as subgroups.

PE Non-graminoid Emergent Marsh
Pontederia lanceolata, Sagittaria spp., Nymphaea odorata, Typha spp., with Ludwigia repens and Utricularia spp. as
possible submergents.

PEb Broadleaf Emergents
PEf Floating/Floating Attached Emergents
PEa Leather Fern
PEo Other Mixed Non-Graminids
Other non-grass species such as Mikania, Polygonum spp., Cicuta mexicana.

PC Cattail (Typha spp.) Marsh
PH Halophytic Herbaceous Prairie

PHg Graminoid
Saltgrass (Distichlis spicata), smutgrass (Sporobolus spp.) and keys grass (Monanthocloe littoralis).
PHs Succulent
Very salt tolerant species such as saltwort (Batis maritima), glasswort (Salicornia spp.) and sea
purslane (Sesuvium spp.).

PPI Prairie with Scattered Pines
Sparsely distributed Pinus elliottii var. densa in a matrix of graminoids, at the pinelands-glades ecotone.

SB SHRUBLANDS

SBs Willow (Salix caroliniana)
SBf Pop Ash (Fraxinus caroliniana)
SBm Wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera)
SBb Groundsel bush (Baccharis spp.)
SBc Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)
SBI Primrose (Ludwigia spp.)
SBy Cocoplum (Chrysobalanus icaco)
SBa Pond Apple (Annona glabra)
SBt Cypress (Taxodium ascendens, T. distichum).

E EXOTICS

For sparse to low-density stands, modifiers are used to indicate (1) the vegetation matrix in which the exotic
occurs, and (2) the original vegetation replaced by the exotic, when applicable.

EM Cajeput (Melaleuca quinquenervia)
EC Australian Pine (Casuarina spp.)
EO Lather Leaf (Colubrina asiatica)
ES Brazilian Pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius)
EA Shoebutton Ardisia (Ardisia elliptica)
EL Tropical Soda Apple (Solanum viarum)


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EJ Java Plum (Syzygium cumini)


ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES

W Open Water
BCH Beaches
MUD Mud

Cultural Areal Features

HI Structures and Cultivated Lawns

Human Influence (HI) includes structures (e.g., buildings, fishing and hunting camps), parking lots
and cultivated lawns.

HIp Pumping Stations
HId Disturbed Fish Camp Site

Human influence site common in SFWMD that has been disturbed by former fishing/
hunting camp. Although buildings are no longer present, an unusual mix of
introduced and exotic species persist.

RD Major Roads (greater than 30 m wide)
C Major Canals (greater than 30 m wide)
ORV ORV Trails

Cultural Linear Features

Dash Secondary roads (less than 30 m)
Dash-Dot Secondary canals (less than 30 m)
Brown ORV trails (less than 15 m wide)
a. Primary
b. Secondary
c. Tertiary

SA Spoil Areas

SAd Artificial Deer Islands

SPECIAL MODIFIERS

Hurricane Damage Classes

-1 Low to medium (0% to 50% damage)
-2 High (51% to 75% damage)
-3 Extreme (> 75% damage)

Other modifiers

-4 Low Density (Scattered Individuals)
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The Human Influence modifier can be added to a vegetation class to indicate evidence of human
disturbance.

-6 Abandoned agriculture
-7 Altered drainage
-8 High density ORV trails
-9 Periphyton
-10 Treatment Damage (e.g., herbicide treatment)
-11 Other Damage (e.g., freeze damage)
-12 Ponds
-13 Exposed Rock (i.e., pinnacle rock)

References

Bell, C.R. and B.J. Taylor, 1982. Florida Wild Flowers. Laurel Hill Press, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 308 pages.

Craighead, F.C., 1971. The Trees of South Florida. University of Miami Press, Coral Gables, Florida, 212 pages.

Davis, S.M. and J.C. Ogden, 1994. (Eds.) Everglades: The Ecosystem and Its Restoration. St. Lucie Press, Delray
Beach, Florida, 826 pages.

Duever, M.J., J.E. Carleson, J.F. Meeder, L.C. Duever, L.H. Gunderson, L.A. Riopelle, T.R. Alexander, R.L. Myers and
D.P. Spangler, 1986. The Big Cypress National Preserve. National Audubon Society, New York, New York, 444 pages.

Duncan, W.H. and M.B. Duncan, 1988. Trees of the Southeastern United States. University of Georgia Press,
Athens, 332 pages.

Hilsenbeck, C.E., R.H. Hofstetter and T.R. Alexander, 1979. Preliminary synopsis of major plant communities in the
east everglades area vegetation maps supplement, Report of the Department of Biology, University of Miami, 36
pages.

Long, R.W. and O. Lakela, 1971. Flora of Tropical Florida, Unversity of Miami Press, Coral Gables, Florida, 962
pages.

Nelson, G., 1994. The Trees of Florida. Pineapple Press, Inc., Sarasota, Florida, 338 pages.





























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South Florida Vegetation Classification Scheme Crosswalks

Crosswalks for 5 vegetation classification schemes used in south Florida: 1. Everglades Vegetation Classification System (EVSC, South Florida National Parks), 2. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC), 3. Florida Gap Analysis Project (FLGAP, US
Geological Survey), 4. Florida Land Use and Cover Classification System (FLUCCS, Florida Department of Transportation and Water Management Districts), 5. Multi-Species Recovery Project (MSRP, US Fish and Wildlife Service).

Class Scheme Descriptions
Florida Gap
Florida Land Use and Cover
FLUCCS/SWFFS/SFMM
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
MSRP Ecological Community
South Florida National Parks Vegetation System

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FFWCC FFWCC
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SWFFS* SWFFS

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IEVCS IFLGAP IFLUCCS IMSRP IFFWCC
lID IName lF5 IName VD ame lID Name ID Nam
F Forest 2 -Tropical Hardwood Hammock Formation 400 Upland forests Florida Scrub Pineland
S Xeric-Mesic Live Oak Ecological Complex 410 IUpland coniferous forests I Scrubby Flatwoods Sand Pine Scrub
5 Mesic-Hydric Live Oak/ Sabal Palm Ecological Complex 411 Pine flatwoods I Scrubby High Pine I IXenc Oak Scrub
8 Cajeput Forest Compositional Group 4119 Pine flatwoods melaleuca infested Maritime Hammock Mixed Hardwood-Pine
12Casuarina Forest 413 Sand pine IMesic Temperate Hammock Upland Hardwood Forest
13 South Florida Slash Pine Forest 414 Pine mesic oak Tropical Hardwood Hammock Tropical Hardwood Hammock
14 IMesic-Xeric Mixed Pine/Oak/Hickory Forest Ecological Complex 419 Other pines Pine Rocklands Exotic Plant
15 Sand Pine Forest 420 Upland Hardwood Forests Mesic Pine Flatwoods
16 Mesic-Hydric Pine Forest Compositional Group 1421 Xeric oak
19 Mixed Evergreen-Cold-deciduous Hardwood Forest 423 Fak pine hickory
424 Melaleuca
425 Femperate hardwood
426 tropical hardwoods
1427 ILve oak
428 ICabbage palm
4289 Cabbage palm melaleuca infested
430 Upland Hardwood Forests Continued
431 Beach magnolia
432 Sand live oak
433 Western Everglades hardwoods
434 Hardwood conifer mixed
437 Australlan Pine
438 IMxed hardwoods
439 Other hardwoods
1440 ree plantations
441 Coniferous plantations
442 Hardwood plantations
6218 Cypresss melaleuca infested
623 Atlantic white cedar
740 Distrubed lands
FM Mangrove forest 9~ Mxed Mangrove Forest Formation 612 Mangrove swamps Mangroves Mangrove Swamp
10 Black Mangrove Forest
F1 Red Mangrove Forest
21 Mixed Mangrove Woodland
22 Black Mangrove Woodland
S__23 Red Mangrove Woodland
FMa Black mangrove forest 10 Black Mangrove Forest 1612 Mangrove swamps Mangroves Mangrove Swamp
22 Black Mangrove Woodland
FM1 IWhite mangrove forest 9 IMixed Mangrove Forest Formation 612 Mangrove swamps Mangroves Mangrove Swamp
FM1b White mangrove or buttonwood forest I9 MIxed Mangrove Forest Formation 612 Mangrove swamps Mangroves Mangrove Swamp
120 Buttonwood Woodland
FMr Red mangrove forest 11 IRed Mangrove Forest 1612 Mangrove swamps IMangroves Mangrove Swamp
23 F Red Mangrove Woodland I

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FMx Mixed mangrove forest 19 Mixed Mangrove Forest Formation 612 Mangrove swamps Mangroves Mangrove Swamp
__ 21 Mixed Mangrove Woodland
FB Buttonwood forest 20 Buttonwood Woodland T612 Mangrove swamps Mangroves Mangrove Swamp
FT Subtropical hardwood forest 2 Tropical Hardwood Hammock Formation 420 Upland Hardwood Forests Tropical Hardwood Hammock Tropical Hardwood Hammock
426 Tropical hardwoods
433 Western Everglades hardwoods
438 Mixed hardwoods
439 their hardwoods
442 Hardwood plantations
FO Oak-sabal forest 4 IXenc-Mesic Live Oak Ecological Complex 400 Upland forests Florida Scrub Xeric Oak Scrub
5 Mesic-Hydric Live Oak/ Sabal Palm Ecological Complex 420 Upland Hardwood Forests F Maritime Hammock Upland Hardwood Forest
4 Live Oak Woodland 421 Xeric oak Mesic Temperate Hammock
425 emperate hardwood
427 Live oak
428 abbage palm
I32 Sand live oak
FP Paurotis palm forest 2 Tropical Hardwood Hammock Formation 420 Upland Hardwood Forests Tropical Hardwood Hammock Tropical Hardwood Hammock
426 ropical hardwoods
33 Western Everglades hardwoods
438 Mixed hardwoods
439 Fther hardwoods
l2Hardwood plantations
FC Cabbage palm forest I5 Mesic-Hydric Live Oak/ Sabal Palm Ecological Complex 1321 Palmetto prairies Maritime Hammock Upland Hardwood Forest
52 Sparsely Wooded Wet Prairie Compositional Group 420 Upland Hardwood Forests Mesic Temperate Hammock
425 Temperate hardwood
428 Cabbage palm
FS Swamp forest 3 [Semi-decidous/Evergreen Tropical/Subtropical Swamp Forest 1329 Other shrubs and brush IFlowing Water Swamps ICypress Swamp
F6 Bay/Gum/Cypress Ecological Complex 1610 Wetland Hardwood Forests I Pond Swamps Hardwood Swamp
17 Swamp Forest Ecological Complex 1611 Bay Swamps Seepage Swamps Bay Swamp
30 Gallberry/ Saw Palmetto/Titi Compositional Group 613 Gum swamps Shrub Swamp
614 lti swamps Bottomland Hardwood Forest
615 Stream and lake swamps (bottomland)
617 Mixed wetland hardwoods
6171 Mixed wetland hardwoods willows
622 Pond pine
630 Wetland forested mixed
FSh Mixed hardwood swamp forest j3 [Semi-decidous/Evergreen Tropical/Subtropical Swamp Forest |611 Bay Swamps IFlowing Water Swamps Hardwood Swamp
17 Swamp Forest Ecological Complex |615 Stream and lake swamps (bottomland) Pond Swamps Bottomland Hardwood Forest
617 Mixed wetland hardwoods Seepage Swamps
6171 MIxed wetland hardwoods willows
630 Wetland forested mixed
FSc Cypress strands 18 Cypress Forest Compositional Group 620 Wetland Coniferous Forests I Flowing Water Swamps Cypress Swamp
621 Cypress Pond Swamps
FSd Cypress domes/heads 118 ICypress Forest Compositional Group 1620 Wetland Coniferous Forests Flowing Water Swamps Cypress Swamp
|621 Cypress Pond Swamps
FSx Cypress-mixed hardwoods 13 ISemi-decidous/Evergreen Tropical/Subtropical Swamp Forest 1610 Wetland Hardwood Forests Flowing Water Swamps I ICypress Swamp
6 /Gum/Cypress Ecological Complex 611 Bay Swamps Pond Swamps Hardwood Swamp
613 um swamps Seepage Swamps Bay Swamp
617 Mixed wetland hardwoods Bottomland Hardwood Forest
622 Pond pine
FSa Mixed hardwoods, cypress and pine j3 TSemi-decidous/Evergreen Tropical/Subtropical Swamp Forest |610 Wetland Hardwood Forests Flowing Water Swamps Cypress Swamp
6 Bay/Gum/Cypress Ecological Complex 611 Bay Swamps Pond Swamps Hardwood Swamp
613 Gum swamps Seepage Swamps Bay Swamp
617 Mixed wetland hardwoods Bottomland Hardwood Forest
_622 Pond pine
FSCpl Cypress-pines 18 Cypress Forest Compositional Group 620 Wetland Coniferous Forests Flowing Water Swamps Cypress Swamp
621 Cypress Pond Swamps
FSb Bayhead 3 SSemi-decidous/Evergreen Tropical/Subtropical Swamp Forest |610 Wetland Hardwood Forests Flowing Water Swamps I press Swamp
6 Bay/Gum/Cypress Ecological Complex F611 Bay Swamps Pond Swamps [ Hardwood Swamp
7 Loblolly Bay Forest 613 Gum swamps Seepage Swamps [ Bay Swamp
617 Mixed wetland hardwoodsI Bottomland Hardwood Forest
622 Pond pine
S Scrub 27 Broad-leaved Evergreen /Mixed Evergreen Shrubland 1320 Shrub and brushland Florida Scrub Xerc Oak Scrub
30 IGallberry/ Saw Palmetto/Titi Compositional Group 1329 Other shrubs and brush Scrubby Flatwoods Shrub Swamp
5 Xeric Scrubland 413 Sand pine Scrubby High Pine Shrub and Brush
I421 Xeric oak
SM Mangrove scrub 132 Dwarf Mangrove Ecological Complex 1612 Mangrove swamps Mangroves Mangrove Swamp
SMr Red mangrove scrub 32 Dwarf Mangrove Ecological Complex 1612 Mangrove swamps Mangroves Mangrove Swamp
Sma Black mangrove scrub 132 Dwarf Mangrove Ecological Complex 612 Mangrove swamps Mangroves Mangrove Swamp
SM1 White mangrove scrub 132 Dwarf Mangrove Ecological Complex 612 Mangrove swamps Mangroves Mangrove Swamp
SMIb White mangrove or buttonwood scrub 32 Dwarf Mangrove Ecological Complex 612 Mangrove swamps Mangroves Mangrove Swamp
SMx Mixed mangrove scrub 32 Dwarf Mangrove Ecological Complex 1612 Mangrove swamps Mangroves Mangrove Swamp
ISCX Iiuongrove scrub 132 IDwarf Mangrove Ecological Complex 1612 mlangrove swamps I IMangroves I IMangrove Swamp
SC Buttonwood scrub 32 Dwarf Mangrove Ecological Complex 612 Mangrove swamps Mangroves Mangrove Swamp
SP Saw palmetto scrub 127 Broad-leaved Evergreen /Mixed Evergreen Shrubland 320 Shrub and brushland Scrubby Flatwoods Shrub and Brush
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I I_____ 130 IGallberry/ Saw Palmetto/Titi Compositional Group 329 their shrubs and brush I I
SH Hardwood scrub 27 Broad-leaved Evergreen /Mixed Evergreen Shrubland 320 Shrub and brushland Florida Scrub Sand Pine Scrub
30 Gallberry/ Saw Palmetto/Titi Compositional Group 329 their shrubs and brush Scrubby Flatwoods Shrub and Brush
421 eric oak Scrubby High Pine
423 Dak pine- hickory
614 Fti swamps
SS Bay-hardwood scrub 28 Flooded Broad-leaved Evergreen / Mixed Evergreen Shrubland 6172 Mixed wetland hardwoods mixed shrubs Pond Swamps Shrub Swamp
Ecological Complex
SV Savanna 25 South Florida Slash Pine Woodland 410 Upland coniferous forests Pne Rocklands n Pineland
411 Pine flatwoods Mesic Pine Flatwoods
419 Other pines
SVPI Pine savanna 25South Florida Slash Pine Woodland 400 Upland forests Pine Rocklands Pineland
410 Upland coniferous forests Mesic Pine Flatwoods
411 Pine flatwoods
S419 Other pines
SVx Slash pine mixed with palms 25 South Florida Slash Pine Woodland 411 Pine flatwoods Pine Rocklands Pineland
419 Other pines Mesic Pine Flatwoods
SVPIh Slash pines with hardwoods 114 IMesic-Xeic Mixed Pine/Oak/Hickory Forest Ecological Complex 414 Pine mesic oak Mesic Temperate Hammock Mixed Hardwood-Pine
South Florida Slash Pine Woodland 423 Oak pine hickory Pine Rocklands
434 Hardwood conifer mixed Mesic Pine Flatwoods
SVPIc Slash pine with cypress 25 South Florida Slash Pine Woodland 11 Pine flatwoods Hydrc Pine Flatwoods Pineland
I F419 Other pines
SVC Cypress savanna 53 Dwarf Cypress Prairie 620 etland Coniferous Forests Flowing Water Swamps Cypress Swamp
621 Cypressess
|6219 Cypress with wet prairies
SVC Dwar cypress 53 Dwarf Cypress Prairie 620 etland Coniferous Forests Freshwater Marshes Freshwater Marsh
621 Cypress Pond Swamps Cypress Swamp
S6219 press with wet prairies
SVCp Cypress with pine 53 Dwarf Cypress Prare 620 Netland Coniferous Forests Freshwater Marshes Freshwater Marsh
621 Cypress Pond Swamps Cypress Swamp
16219 Cypress with wet prairies
SVPM Palm savanna 52 Sparsely Wooded Wet Prairie Compositional Group 321 Palmetto prairies Wet Pralres Freshwater Marsh
643 Wet prairies
P Prairies and marshes 42 Graminoid Emergent Marsh Compositional Group 640 egetated Non-forested wetlands Cutthroat Grass Communities Coastal Saltmarsh
47 Salt Marsh Ecological Complex 642 Saltwater marshes Freshwater Marshes Freshwater Marsh
54 emperate Wet Prairie 643 Wet prairies Wet Prairies
731 Exposed rock with marsh grasses Coasta Salt Marsh
PG Graminoid prairie/marsh 42 Graminoid Emergent Marsh Compositional Group 640 Vegetated Non-forested wetlands Freshwater Marshes Freshwater Marsh
|731 Exposed rock with marsh grasses Wet Prairies
IPGJ Black rush 49 Black needle Rush Marsh 642 Saltwater marshes Coastal Salt Marsh I Coastal Saltmarsh
PGc Sawgrass 43 Sawgrass Marsh 6411 Freshwater marshes sawgrass Freshwater Marshes Freshwater Marsh
PGm Muhly grass 145 Muhly Grass Marsh 643 Wet prairies Wet Prairies Freshwater Marsh
PGs Cordgrass 148 Sand Cordgrass Grassland 642 Saltwater marshes Wet Prairies Coastal Saltmarsh
0 Saltmarsh Cordgrass Marsh 643 Wet prairies Coastal Salt Marsh
PGe Spike rush 44 Spikerush Marsh 641 Freshwater marshes Freshwater Marshes Freshwater Marsh
PGp Common reed Graminoid Emergent Marsh Compositional Group 640 egetated Non-forested wetlands reshwater Marshes Freshwater Marsh
I I I 731 Exposed rock with marsh grasses Wet Prairies
IPGa IMaidencane I5- IMaidencane Marsh 1641 Freshwater marshes Freshwater Marshes Freshwater Marsh
PGw Maidencane-spike rush 55 Maidencane Marsh 641 Freshwater marshes Freshwater Marshes Freshwater Marsh
PGx Mixed graminoids 42 Graminoid Emergent Marsh Compositional Group 640 Vegetated Non-forested wetlands Freshwater Marshes Freshwater Marsh
I731 Exposed rock with marsh grasses Wet Prairies
PE Non-graminoid emergent marsh 36 St. Johns Wort Shrubland Compositional Group 329 Other shrubs and brush Freshwater Marshes Freshwater Marsh
56 IForb Emergent Marsh 640 Vegetated Non-forested wetlands
_I 1 I 641 Freshwater marshes
PEb Broadleaf emergents 56 Forb Emergent Marsh 640 Vegetated Non-forested wetlands Freshwater Marshes Freshwater Marsh
641 Freshwater marshes
PEf Floating/floating attached emergents 157 Water lily or Floating Leaved Vegetation 641 Freshwater marshes Freshwater Marshes Freshwater Marsh
58Periphyton 644 Emergent aquatic vegetations
PEa Leather fern 54 Femperate Wet Prairie 643 Wet prairies Cutthroat Grass Communities Freshwater Marsh
P Wet Prairies
PEo Other mixed non-graminids 54 Temperate Wet Prairie 640 egetated Non-forested wetlands Cutthroat Grass Communities Freshwater Marsh
56 Forb Emergent Marsh 641 Freshwater marshes Freshwater Marshes
643 Net prairies Wet Prairies
PC Cattal marsh 146 Cattail Marsh Compositional Group 6412 Freshwater marshes cattail Freshwater Marshes Freshwater Marsh
PH Haophytic herbaceous prairie Satwort Glasswort Ecological Complex642 Saltwater marshes Coastal Salt Marsh Coastal Saltmarsh
51 Saltmeadow Cordgrass/ Salt Grass Salt Marsh
IPHg ]Halophytic graminoid prairie 51 Saltmeadow Cordgrass/ Salt Grass Salt Marsh 642 altwater marshes Coastal Salt Marsh Coastal Saltmarsh
PHs Halophytic succulent prairie 38 Saltwort/ Glasswort Ecological Complex 642 Saltwater marshes Coastal Salt Marsh Coastal Saltmarsh
PPI Prairie with scattered pines 29 Dry Prairie Ecological Complex F310 Herbaceous Dry Prairie Dry Pralrle
39 Graminiod Dry Prairie Ecological Complex 320 Shrub and brushland Cutthroat Grass Communities
1 Wiregrass Grassland 321 Palmetto prairies
411 Pine flatwoods
SB Shrublands 27 IBroad-leaved Evergreen /Mixed Evergreen Shrubland 320 Shrub and brushland Florda Scrub Xerc Oak Scrub
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130 Gallberry/ Saw Palmetto/Titi Compositional Group 329 Other shrubs and brush 1 IScrubby Flatwoods I Shrub Swamp
35 Xeric Scrubland 413 Sand pine Scrubby High Pine Shrub and Brush
421 erc oak Flowing Water Swamps Exotic Plant
614 lti swamps
ISBs Wllow 37 IFlooded Cold-deciduous shrubland Ecological Complex 6172 Mixed wetland hardwoods mixed shrubs W et Prairies Shrub Swamp
SBf Pop ash 28 Flooded Broad-leaved Evergreen / Mixed Evergreen Shrubland 6172 Mixed wetland hardwoods mixed shrubs Wet Prairies Shrub Swamp
Ecological Complex I ond Swamps
SBm Wax myrtle 27 Broad-leaved Evergreen /Mixed Evergreen Shrubland 1320 Shrub and brushland Scrubby Flatwoods IShrub Swamp
37 Flooded Cold-deciduous shrubland Ecological Complex 329 Other shrubs and brush Wet Prairies Shrub and Brush
6172 i Mxed wetland hardwoods mixed shrubs Exotic Plant
SBb Groundsel bush 34 Groundsel-tree/ Marsh Elder Tidal Shrubland 322 Coastal scrub Florida Scrub Shrub and Brush
ISBc Buttonbush 137 IFlooded Cold-deciduous shrubland Ecological Complex 6172 Mixed wetland hardwoods mixed shrubs et Prairies Shrub Swamp
SB1 Primrose 28 Flooded Broad-leaved Evergreen / Mixed Evergreen Shrubland 6172 Mixed wetland hardwoods mixed shrubs W et Prairies Shrub Swamp
Ecological Complex IPond Swamps

SBy Cocoplum 28 Flooded Broad-leaved Evergreen / Mixed Evergreen Shrubland 6172 Mixed wetland hardwoods mixed shrubs I Wet Prairies IShrub Swamp
Ecological Complex Pond Swamps

SBa Pond Apple 28 Flooded Broad-leaved Evergreen / Mixed Evergreen Shrubland 6172 IMxed wetland hardwoods mixed shrubs Wet Prairies Shrub Swamp
IEcological Complex
_37 Flooded Cold-deciduous shrubland Ecological Complex Pond Swamps
Sbt Cypress Shrub 18 Cypress Forest Compositional Group 621 Cypress Pond Swamps Cypress Swamp
53 lDwarf Cypress Prairie 6219 Cypress with wet prairies
E Exotics 8 Cajeput Forest Compositional Group 4119 Pine flatwoods melaleuca infested Exotic Plant
12 Casuarina Forest 422 Brazilian pepper
31 Brazilian Pepper Shrubland 424 Melaleuca
289 Cabbage palm melaleuca infested
37 Australian Pine
218 Cypress melaleuca infested
740 Disturbed lands
EM Cajeput 8 Cajeput Forest Compositional Group 4119 Pine flatwoods melaleuca infested Exotic Plant
424 elaleuca
289 Cabbage palm melaleuca infested
6218 press melaleuca infested
740 Disturbed lands
IEC Australian pine 112 ICasuarna Forest 437 Australian Pine J I Exotic Plant
EO Lather leaf 19 IMixed Mangrove Forest Formation 612 Mangrove swamps Mangroves Mangrove Swamp
ES Brazilian pepper 31 Brazilian Pepper Shrubland 422 Brazilian pepper Exotic Plant
EA Shoebutton ardisla 28 Flooded Broad-leaved Evergreen / Mixed Evergreen Shrubland 6172 Mixed wetland hardwoods mixed shrubs IWet Prairies Shrub Swamp
Ecological Complex Pond Swamps
EL Tropical soda apple 127 IBroad-leaved Evergreen /Mixed Evergreen Shrubland 210 Cropland and Pastureland Scrubby Flatwoods Grass and Agriculture
66 Pasture/Grassland/Agriculture 212 Unimproved pastures Shrub and Brush
213 Woodland pastures Exotic Plant
21 Field crops
300 Rangeland
20 Shrub and brushland
329 Other shrubs and brush
330 Mixed rangeland
EJ Java plum 27 Broad-leaved Evergreen /Mixed Evergreen Shrubland 740 Disturbed lands Exotic Plant
W Open water 1 Open water 1166 Holding ponds Open Water
500 Water
510 Streams and Waterways
520 Lakes
521 Lakes larger than 500 acres
522 Lakes larger than 100 acres less than 500 acres
523 Lakes larger than 10 acres less than 100 acres
524 Lakes less than 10 acres
530 Reservoirs
531 Reservoir larger than 500 acres
532 Reservoirs larger than 100 acres less than 500 acres
533 Reservoirs larger than 10 acres less than 100 acres
534 Reservoirs less than 10 acres
540 Bays and Estuaries
550 Major Spring
560 Slough Water
616 Inland ponds and sloughs
645 Submergent aquatic vegetation
650 Non-vegetated
651 fldal flats
653 Intermittent ponds
816 Canals and locks
BCH Beaches 59 Sand/ Beach 652 Shorelines Beach Dune Coastal Strand
710 Beaches other than swimming beaches_
MUD Mud 160 Bare soil/Clearcut 260 Other open lands (rural) Barren and Urban

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HI Structures and cultivated lawns 161 Pavement 100 Urban and Built-Up Barren and Urban
62 Urban 1j10 Residential low density
63 Urban Residential j111 Fixed single family units
164 Urban Open/Others 113 Mixed units (fixed and mobile home units)
69 lExtractive |119 Low density under construction
70 Recreation 120 Residential medium density
121 Fixed single family units
123 Mixed units (fixed and mobile home units)
129 Medium density under construction
130 Residential high density
131 Fixed single family units
133 Multiple dwelling units low rise
134 Multiple dwelling units high rise
135 Mlxed units (fixed and mobile home units)
139 High density under construction
140 Commercial and services
141 Retail sales and services
1411 Retall sales and services shopping centers
142 Wholesale sales and services
1423 Wholesale sales and services junk yards
143 Professional services
144 cultural and entertainment
145 Founst services
146 Oil and gas storage
147 Mlxed commercial services
149 Commercial and services under construction
150 Industrial
151 Food processing
152 limber processing
153 Mineral processing
154 Oil and gas processing
155 Other light industrial
156 Other heavy industrial
159 Industrial under construction
160 Extractive
161 Strip mines
162 Sand and gravel pits
163 Rock quarries
164 dil and gas fields
165 Reclamed land
170 institutional
171 Educational facilities
172 Religious
174 Medical and health care
175 Governmental
176 Correctional
177 Other institutional
178 Commercial child care
179 Institutional under construction
180 Recreational
181 Swimming beach
182 Golf courses
183 Race tracks
184 Marinas and fish camps
185 Parks and zoos
186 Community recreational facilities
187 Stadiums
189 Other recreational
740 Disturbed lands
741 Rural land in transition
800 transportation
810 transportation
811 Airports
812 Railroads
813 Bus and truck terminals
14 Roads and highways
815 Port facilities
818 Auto parking facilities
819 transportation facilities under construction
820 Communications
1821 Transmission towers
822 Communication facilities
829 communication facilities under construction
830 Utilities

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31 Electrical power facilities
832 Electrical power transmission lines
833 Water supply plants
F834 Sewage treatment
1835 Solid waste disposal
|839 Utilities under construction
HIp Pumping stations
HId Disturbed fish camp site 64 Urban Open/Others 184 Marnas and fish camps Barren and Urban
740 Disturbed lands
741 Rural land in transition
RD Major Roads 61 Pavement 1810 transportation Barren and Urban
I 814 Roads and highways
C Major Canals 1 Open water 1510 Streams and Waterways Open Water
ORV ORV trails 60 Bare sol/Clearcut 740 Disturbed lands Barren and Urban
743 Spol areas
SA Spoil areas 60 Bare soil/Clearcut 740 Disturbed lands Barren and Urban
743 Spoil areas
SAd Artificial deer islands 60 Bare soil/Clearcut 740 Disturbed lands Barren and Urban
743 Spoil areas





























































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South Florida Vegetation Classification Scheme Crosswalks

Crosswalks for 5 vegetation classification schemes used in south Florida: 1. Everglades Vegetation Classification System (EVSC, South Florida National Parks), 2. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC), 3. Florida Gap Analysis Project (FLGAP, US
Geological Survey), 4. Florida Land Use and Cover Classification System (FLUCCS, Florida Department of Transportation and Water Management Districts), 5. Multi-Species Recovery Project (MSRP, US Fish and Wildlife Service).

Class Scheme Descriptions
Florida Gap
Florida Land Use and Cover
FLUCCS/SWFFS/SFMM
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
MSRP Ecological Community
South Florida National Parks Vegetation System

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EVCS EVCS
FFWCC FFWCC
FLGAP FLGAP
FLUCCS FLUCCS
MSRP MSRP
SWFFS* SWFFS

FLUCCS/SWFFS/SFMM crosswalk prepared by Mike Duever, South Florida Water Management District.

For additional information contact:
Leonard Pearlstine or Frank Mazzotti
University of Florida-FLREC; 3205 College Avenue; Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314; (954) 577-6300



IFFWCC IFLGAP IEVCS IFLUCCS JMSRP
ID mame ID lame EED Name -ID Mame ID Name
Coastal Strand 33 Coastal Strand BCH Beaches 322 Coastal scrub Beach Dune
40 Sea Oats Dune Grassland 652 Shorelines Coastal Strand
59 Sand/ Beach 710 Beaches other than swimming beaches Maritime Hammock
Dry Prairie 29 Dry Prairie Ecological Complex PPI Prairie with scattered pines 321 Palmetto prairies Dry Prairie
39 raminiod Dry Prairie Ecological Complex 411 Pine flatwoods Cutthroat Grass Communities
41 Wiregrass Grassland
Pineland 13 South Florida Slash Pine Forest ISVPI Pine savanna 410 Upland coniferous forests Scrubby Flatwoods
15 Sand Pine Forest ISVx Slash pine mixed with palms 411 Pine flatwoods Scrubby High Pine
16 Mesic-Hydric Pine Forest Compositional Group SVPIh Slash pines with hardwoods 413 Sand pine Pine Rocklands
25 South Florida Slash Pine Woodland SVPIc Slash pine with cypress 414 Pine mesic oak NMesic Pine Flatwoods
419 Other pines
440 Free plantations
441 Coniferous plantations
Sand Pine Scrub 15 Sand Pine Forest 413 Sand pine Florida Scrub
Sandhill 26 Sandhill Ecological Complex 412 -ongleaf pine xeric oak High Pine
__ Scrubby High Pine
eric Oak Scrub 4 Xeric-Mesic Live Oak Ecological Complex FO Oak-sabal forest 329 Other shrubs and brush Florida Scrub
35 eric Scrubland iS Scrub 420 Upland Hardwood Forests Scrubby High Pine
SB Shrublands 1421 Xeric oak
S_ 432 Sand live oak
Mixed Hardwood-Pine 14 Mesic-Xeric Mixed Pine/Oak/Hickory Forest Ecological Complex SVPIh Slash pines with hardwoods 414 Pine mesic oak Florida Scurb
423 Oak pine hickory Scrubby Flatwoods
434 Hardwood conifer mixed Scrubby High Pine
Upland Hardwood Forest 4 (eric-Mesic Live Oak Ecological Complex FO Oak-sabal forest 1420 Upland Hardwood Forests Maritime Hammock
5 Mesic-Hydric Live Oak/ Sabal Palm Ecological Complex FC Cabbage palm forest 421 eric oak Mesic Temperate Hammock
19 Mixed Evergreen-Cold-deciduous Hardwood Forest 425 Femperate hardwood
24 Live Oak Woodland 427 Live oak
428 Cabbage palm
431 Beach magnolia
432 Sand live oak
438 Mixed hardwoods
439 Other hardwoods
442 Hardwood plantations
623 Atlantc white cedar
Tropical Hardwood Hammock 2 Fropical Hardwood Hammock Formation FT Subtropical hardwood forest 426 Fropical hardwoods Tropical Hardwood Hammock
FP Paurotis palm forest 433 Western Everglades hardwoods
Coastal Saltmarsh 38 Saltwort/ Glasswort Ecological Complex PGj Black rush 642 Saltwater marshes Coastal Salt Marsh
47 Salt Marsh Ecological Complex PGs Cordgrass
49 Black needle Rush Marsh IPH Halophytic herbaceous prairie
50 Saltmarsh Cordgrass Marsh IPHg Halophytic graminold prairie
51 Saltmeadow Cordgrass/ Salt Grass Salt Marsh IPHs Halophytic succulent prairie
Freshwater Marsh 36 St. Johns Wort Shrubland Compositional Group IP Prairies and marshes 1640 vegetated Non-forested wetlands Cutthroat Grass Communities
42 Gramlnold Emergent Marsh Compositional Group IPG Graminold prairie/marsh 641 Freshwater marshes Freshwater Marshes

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3 Sawgrass Marsh IPGc Sawgrass 16411 Freshwater marshes sawgrass Wet Prairies
144 Spikerush Marsh IPGm Muhly grass 6412 Freshwater marshes cattail
45 Muhly Grass Marsh IPGe Spike rush 643 Wet prairies
46 attail Marsh Compositional Group IPGp Common reed 6439 Wet prairies with pine
52 Sparsely Wooded Wet Prairie Compositional Group IPGa Maidencane 644 Emergent aquatic vegetations
53 Dwarf Cypress Prairie PGw Maidencane-spike rush 731 Exposed rock with marsh grasses
154 Femperate Wet Prairie PGx Mlxed gramlnolds
55 Maidencane Marsh IPE E Non-graminold emergent marsh
56 Forb Emergent Marsh IPEb Broadleaf emergents
57 Water lily or Floating Leaved Vegetation IPEf Floating/floating attached emergents
158 Penphyton |PEa Leather fern
IPEo Other mixed non-graminids
IPC Cattail marsh
Cypress Swamp 6 Bay/Gum/Cypress Ecological Complex FS Swamp forest 610 Wetland Hardwood Forests Freshwater Marshes
18 Cypress Forest Compositional Group IFSc Cypress strands 620 Wetland Coniferous Forests Flowing Water Swamps
53 Dwarf Cypress Prairie FSd Cypress domes/heads 621 Cypress Pond Swamps
IFSx Cypress-mixed hardwoods 6219 Cypress with wet prairies
IFSa Mixed hardwoods, cypress and pine
IFSCpi Cypress-pines
ISVC Cypress savanna
ISVCd Dwarf cypress
ISVCpi Cypress with pine
Hardwood Swamp 3 Semi-decidous/Evergreen Tropical/Subtropical Swamp Forest FS Swamp forest 611 Bay Swamps Flowing Water Swamps
17 Swamp Forest Ecological Complex IFSh Mixed hardwood swamp forest 615 Stream and lake swamps (bottomland) Pond Swamps
FSx Cypress-mixed hardwoods 617 Mixed wetland hardwoods Seepage Swamps
FSa Mixed hardwoods, cypress and pine 6171 Mixed wetland hardwoods willows
630 Wetland forested mixed
Bay Swamp 6 Bay/Gum/Cypress Ecological Complex FS Swamp forest 611 Bay Swamps Flowing Water Swamps
7 -oblolly Bay Forest |FSb Bayhead 613 Gum swamps Pond Swamps
S____ ramp ftSeepage Swamps
Shrub Swamp 28 Flooded Broad-leaved Evergreen / Mixed Evergreen Shrubland FS Swamp forest 329 Other shrubs and brush Scrubby Flatwoods
Ecological Complex
30 allberry/ Saw Palmetto/Tlti Compositional Group IS Scrub 614 iti swamps Flowing Water Swamps
37 Flooded Cold-deciduous shrubland Ecological Complex SP Saw palmetto scrub 6172 Mixed wetland hardwoods mixed shrubs Pond Swamps
ISH Hardwood scrub
ISS Bay-hardwood scrub
SB Shrublands
ISBs Willow
ISBf Pop ash
SBm Wax myrtle
SBc Buttonbush
SB1 Primrose
SBy Cocoplum
ISBa Pond Apple
lEA Shoebutton ardlsla
Mangrove Swamp 9 Mixed Mangrove Forest Formation FM Mangrove forest 612 Mangrove swamps Mangroves
10 Black Mangrove Forest FMa Black mangrove forest
11 Red Mangrove Forest IFM1 White mangrove forest
20 Buttonwood Woodland FMlb White mangrove or buttonwood forest
21 Mixed Mangrove Woodland FMr Red mangrove forest
22 Black Mangrove Woodland IFMx Mixed mangrove forest
23 Red Mangrove Woodland FB Buttonwood forest
32 Dwarf Mangrove Ecological Complex ISM Mangrove scrub
ISMr Red mangrove scrub
ISma _Black mangrove scrub
SM1 White mangrove scrub
ISM b White mangrove or buttonwood scrub
SMx IMixed mangrove scrub
EO Lather leaf
Bottomland Hardwood Forest 6 Bay/Gum/Cypress Ecological Complex IFS Swamp forest 610 Wetland Hardwood Forests Flowing Water Swamps
17 Swamp Forest Ecological Complex FSh Mixed hardwood swamp forest 611 Bay Swamps Pond Swamps
FSx Cypress-mixed hardwoods 613 Gum swamps Seepage Swamps
IFSa IMixed hardwoods, cypress and pine 1615 Stream and lake swamps (bottomland)
FSb Bayhead 617 Mixed wetland hardwoods
6171 Mixed wetland hardwoods willows
622 Pond pine
630 Wetland forested mixed
Open Water 1 Open water W Open water 166 Holding ponds
500 Water
510 Streams and Waterways
520 _akes
521 Lakes larger than 500 acres
522 Lakes larger than 100 acres less than 500 acres
523 ILakes larger than 10 acres less than 100 acres
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South Florida Vegetation Classification Scheme Crosswalks

524 Lakes less than 10 acres
530 Reservoirs
1531 Reservoir larger than 500 acres
1532 Reservoirs larger than 100 acres less than 500 acres
1533 Reservoirs larger than 10 acres less than 100 acres
534 Reservoirs less than 10 acres
540 Bays and Estuaries
550 Major Spring
1560 Slough Water
1616 Inland ponds and sloughs
645 Submergent aquatic vegetation
1650 Non-vegetated
1651 idal flats
1653 intermittent ponds
S816 anals and locks
Grass and Agriculture 65 Agriculture 200 agriculturee
66 Pasture/Grassland/Agrlculture 210 Cropland and Pastureland
67 Ag/Groves/Ornamental 212 Unimproved pastures
68 Ag/Confined Feeding Operation 213 Woodland pastures
214 Row crops
215 Field crops
2156 Field crops -sugar cane
220 free Crops
221 citrus groves
222 Fruit orchards
223 Other groves
230 Feeding operations
31 Cattle feeding operations
232 Poultry feeding operations
233 Swine feeding operations
240 Nurseries and Vineyards
241 Free nurseries
242 Sod farms
243 Ornamentals
244 vineyards
245 Floriculture
246 mber nursery
250 Specialty farms
251 Horse farms
252 Dairies
253 Kennels
254 Aquaculture
259 Other
260 their open lands (rural)
261 Fallow crop land
300 Rangeland
329 Other shrubs and brush
330 Mixed rangeland
444 Experimental tree plots
445 Seed plantations
Shrub and Brush 27 Broad-leaved Evergreen /Mixed Evergreen Shrubland iS Scrub 320 Shrub and brushland Florida Scrub
30 allberry/ Saw Palmetto/Titi Compositional Group ISC FButtonwood scrub 322 Coastal scrub Scrubby Flatwoods
34 Groundsel-tree/ Marsh Elder Tidal Shrubland SP Saw palmetto scrub 329 Other shrubs and brush
SH [Hardwood scrub 614 lti swamps
SB Shrublands
SBm = Wax myrtle
SBb LGroundsel bush
Exotic Plant 8 Cajeput Forest Compositional Group F Forest 4119 Pine flatwoods melaleuca infested Scrubby Flatwoods
12 asuarina Forest IS Scrub 422 Brazilian pepper
27 3road-leaved Evergreen /Mixed Evergreen Shrubland SC Buttonwood scrub 424 Melaleuca
31 Brazilian Pepper Shrubland SP Saw palmetto scrub 4289 Cabbage palm melaleuca infested
66 Pasture/Grassland/Agriculture SH Hardwood scrub 437 Australian Pine
SB Shrublands 6218 Cypress melaleuca infested
SBm Wax myrtle 740 Disturbed lands
E Exotics
EM Cajeput
EC Australian pine
ES Brazilian pepper
SEL ropical soda apple
Barren and Urban 60 Bare soil/Clearcut HI Structures and cultivated lawns 100 Urban and Built-Up
61 Pavement HId Disturbed fish camp site 1110 residential low density

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South Florida Vegetation Classification Scheme Crosswalks

62 Urban RD Major Roads 111 Fixed single family units
63 Urban Residential ORV ORV trails 113 Mixed units (fixed and mobile home units)
64 Urban Open/Others ISA ISpoll areas 119 Low density under construction
69 Extractive SAd Artificial deer islands 120 Residential medium density
70 Recreation 121 Fixed single family units
123 Mixed units (fixed and mobile home units)
129 Medium density under construction
130 Residential high density
31 Fixed single family units
133 Multiple dwelling units low rise
134 Multiple dwelling units high rise
135 Mixed units (fixed and mobile home units)
139 High density under construction
140 Commercial and services
141 Retail sales and services
1411 Retail sales and services shopping centers
142 Wholesale sales and services
1423 Wholesale sales and services junk yards
143 Professional services
144 Cultural and entertainment
145 tourist services
146 Oil and gas storage
147 Mixed commercial services
149 Commercial and services under construction
150 Industrial
151 Food processing
152 limber processing
153 Mineral processing
154 Oil and gas processing
155 Other light industrial
156 Other heavy industrial
159 industrial under construction
160 Extractive
161 Strip mines
162 Sand and gravel pits
163 Rock quarries
164 0il and gas fields
165 Reclaimed land
170 Institutional
71 Educational facilities
172 Religious
174 Medical and health care
175 governmental
176 Correctional
177 Other institutional
178 Commercial child care
179 institutional under construction
180 Recreational
181 Swimming beach
182 Golf courses
183 Race tracks
184 Marinas and fish camps
185 Parks and zoos
186 Community recreational facilities
187 Stadiums
189 Other recreational
740 Disturbed lands
741 Rural land in transition
743 Spoil areas
800 -ransportation


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810 rransporation
811 Airports
812 Railroads
813 Bus and truck terminals
814 Roads and highways
815 Port facilities
818 Auto parking facilities
819 transportation facilities under construction
820 Communications
821 Transmission towers
F822 communication facilities
829 Communication facilities under construction
1830 Utilities
831 Electrical power facilities
832 Electrical power transmission lines
833 Water supply plants
834 Sewage treatment
835 Solid waste disposal
839 Jtilities under construction


























































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South Flonda Vegetation Classification Scheme Crosswalks


South Florida Vegetation Classification Scheme Crosswalks

Crosswalks for 5 vegetation classification schemes used in south Florida: 1. Everglades Vegetation Classification System (EVSC, South Florida National Parks), 2. Flonda Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC), 3. Florida Gap Analysis
Project (FLGAP, US Geological Survey), 4. Florida Land Use and Cover Classification System (FLUCCS, Flonda Department of Transportation and Water Management Districts), 5. Multi-Species Recovery Project (MSRP, US Fish and Wildlife Service).

Class Scheme Descriptions
Florida Gap
Florida Land Use and Cover
FLUCCS/SWFFS/SFMM
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
MSRP Ecological Community
South Florida National Parks Vegetation System

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EVCS EVCS
FFWCC FFWCC
FLGAP FLGAP
FLUCCS FLUCCS
MSRP MSRP
SWFFS* SWFFS

FLUCCS/SWFFS/SFMM crosswalk prepared by Mike Duever, South Florida Water Management District.

For additional information contact:
Leonard Pearlstine or Frank Mazzotti
University of Florda-FLREC; 3205 College Avenue; Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314; (954) 577-6300



FLGAP IEVCS EFLUCCS IMSRP IFFWCC
D Name D VVame VID IName ID Name VID IName
0 Background 1540 Bays and Estuaries Seagrasses
541 Embayments opening

542 IEmbayments not opening Nearshore and Midshelf Reefs

654 Oyster bars
1 Open water W Open water 166 Holding ponds Open Water
500 Water
510 Streams and Waterways
520 Lakes
521 Lakes larger than 500 acres
522 Lakes larger than 100 acres less than 500 acres
523 Lakes larger than 10 acres less than 100 acres
524 Lakes less than 10 acres
530 Reservoirs
531 Reservoir larger than 500 acres
532 Reservoirs larger than 100 acres less than 500 acres
533 Reservoirs larger than 10 acres less than 100 acres
534 Reservoirs less than 10 acres
540 Bays and Estuaries
550 Major Spring
560 Slough Water
16 IInland ponds and sloughs
645 Submergent aquatic vegetation
650 Non-vegetated
651 Tdal flats
653 Intermittent ponds
816 Canals and locks
2 Tropical Hardwood Hammock Formation FT ISubtropical hardwood forest 420 Upland Hardwood Forests tropical Hardwood Hammock Tropical Hardwood Hammock
FP Paurotis palm forest 426 Tropical hardwoods
33 Western Everglades hardwoods
438 IMixed hardwoods
439 Other hardwoods
442 Hardwood plantations
3 Semi-decidous/Evergreen Tropical/Subtropical FS Swamp forest 611 Bay Swamps I Flowing Water Swamps Hardwood Swamp
Swamp Forest FSh Mixed hardwood swamp forest 617 Mixed wetland hardwoods I Pond Swamps
FSx Iypress-mixed hardwoods Seepage Swamps

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South Flonda Vegetation Classification Scheme Crosswalks

FSa Mixed hardwoods, cypress and pine
_FSb Bayhead
4 Xerc-Mesic Live Oak Ecological Complex FO Iak-sabal forest 420 Upland Hardwood Forests Florida Scrub I Xeric Oak Scrub
21 IXenc oak Mesic Temperate Hammock Upland Hardwood Forest
432 ISand live oak
5 Mesic-Hydric Live Oak/ Sabal Palm Ecological FO IOak-sabal forest 400 Upland forests Maritime Hammock Upland Hardwood Forest
Complex FC Cabbage palm forest 420 Upland Hardwood Forests Mesic Temperate Hammock
25 Temperate hardwood
427 ILve oak
428 Cabbage palm
Bay/Gum/Cypress Ecological Complex TFS Swamp forest 610 Wetland Hardwood Forests Flowing Water Swamps Cypress Swamp
FSx Cypress-mixed hardwoods 611 Bay Swamps Pond Swamps Bay Swamp
FSa Mixed hardwoods, cypress and pine 613 Gum swamps Bottomland Hardwood Forest
JFSb Bayhead 622 Pond pine
7Loblolly Bay Forest FSb Bayhead 610 Wetland Hardwood Forests Seepage Swamps Bay Swamp
6_11 Bay Swamps
8Cajeput Forest Compositional Group [E Exotics 4119 Pine flatwoods melaleuca infested Exotic Plant
EM ajeput 424 IMelaleuca
289 ICabbage palm melaleuca infested
6218 Cypress melaleuca infested
_740 Disturbed lands
9 Mixed Mangrove Forest Formation FM Mangrove forest 612 Mangrove swamps Mangroves Mangrove Swamp
FM1 White mangrove forest
FM1b White mangrove or buttonwood forest
IFMx Mixed mangrove forest
____EO father leaf ____
10 Black Mangrove Forest FM Mangrove forest 612 Mangrove swamps Mangroves Mangrove Swamp
FMa Black mangrove forest
11 Red Mangrove Forest FM IMangrove forest 612 Mangrove swamps Mangroves Mangrove Swamp
IFMr Red mangrove forest
2 Casuanna Forest E Exotics 437 Australlan Pine Exotic Plant
EC lAustralian pine
3 South Florida Slash Pine Forest SV Savanna 410 Upland coniferous forests I ine Rocklands Pineland
SVPI Pine savanna 411 Pine flatwoods Mesic Pine Flatwoods
19 Other pines

Ecological Complex 4L30 Upland Hardwood Forests Continued
434 Hardwood conifer mixed
15 Sand Pine Forest SH Hardwood scrub 13 Sand pine londa Scrub Pmeland
ISVPIh Slash pines with hardwoods _____ I Sand Pine Scrub
16 Mesic-Hydric Pine Forest Compositional Group F Forest 410 Upland coniferous forests Mesic Pine Flatwoods Pmeland
411 Pine flatwoods
419 1Other pines
440 Tree plantations
441 Coniferous plantations
7 Swamp Forest Ecological Complex FS Swamp forest 615 Stream and lake swamps (bottomland) Flowing Water Swamps f Hardwood Swamp
FSh Mixed hardwood swamp forest 617 Mixed wetland hardwoods Pond Swamps Bottomland Hardwood Forest
6171 Mixed wetland hardwoods willows Seepage Swamps
630 Wetland forested mixed
8 Cypress Forest Compositional Group FSc Cypress strands 620 Wetland Coniferous Forests I Flowing Water Swamps Cypress Swamp
FSd Cypress domes/heads 621 Cypress Pond Swamps
FSCpi Cypress-pines
19 Mixed Evergreen-Cold-deciduous Hardwood Forest F Forest 420 Upland Hardwood Forests Mesic Temperate Hammock Upland Hardwood Forest
425 emperate hardwood
431 Beach magnolia
438 Mixed hardwoods
439 Other hardwoods
442 Hardwood plantations
_623 Atlantic white cedar
20 Buttonwood Woodland FMlb White mangrove or buttonwood forest 612 Mangrove swamps Mangroves Mangrove Swamp
FB Buttonwood forest
1 Mixed Mangrove Woodland FM Mangrove forest 612 Mangrove swamps Mangroves Mangrove Swamp
____FMx Mixed mangrove forest __
2Black Mangrove Woodland FM Mangrove forest 612 Mangrove swamps Mangroves Mangrove Swamp
FMa Black mangrove forest
3 Red Mangrove Woodland FM Mangrove forest f612 Mangrove swamps Mangroves Mangrove Swamp
IFMr Red mangrove forest

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South Flonda Vegetation Classification Scheme Crosswalks

24 Live Oak Woodland FO Dak-sabal forest 427 Live oak vesic Temperate Hammock Upland Hardwood Forest
25 South Florida Slash Pine Woodland SV Savanna 411 Pine flatwoods I Pne Rocklands Pineland
SVPI Pine savanna 419 Other pines IMesic Pine Flatwoods
SVx [Slash pine mixed with palms
SVPIh Slash pines with hardwoods
SVPIc Slash pine with cypress ____________
26 Sandhill Ecological Complex 412 Longleaf pine xeric oak High Pine Sandhll
______ _Scrubby High Pine
27 Broad-leaved Evergreen /Mixed Evergreen Shrubland S Scrub 320 Shrub and brushland Scrubby Flatwoods Shrub and Brush
SC Buttonwood scrub 329 Other shrubs and brush
ISP [Saw palmetto scrub
SH Hardwood scrub
SB Shrublands
ISBm Wax myrtle
28 Flooded Broad-leaved Evergreen / Mixed Evergreen SS Bay-hardwood scrub 6172 Mixed wetland hardwoods mixed shrubs Wet Prairies Shrub Swamp
Shrubland Ecological Complex ISBf Pop ash Pond Swamps
SB1 Primrose
SBy Cocoplum
SBa [Pond Apple
EA Shoebutton ardisia
9 Dry Prairie Ecological Complex PPI Prairie with scattered pines 310 Herbaceous Dry Prairie -Dry Prairie
320 Shrub and brushland Cutthroat Grass Communities
321 Palmetto prairies
411 Pine flatwoods
30 Gallberry/ Saw Palmetto/Titi Compositional Group FS Swamp forest 329 Other shrubs and brush IScrubby Flatwoods Shrub Swamp
S Scrub 413 Sand pine Flowing Water Swamps Shrub and Brush
SP Saw palmetto scrub 421 IXerc oak
SH Hardwood scrub 614 Titi swamps
SB Shrublands
1 Brazilian Pepper Shrubland IE IExotics 422 Brazilian pepper Exotic Plant
_ES Brazilian pepper
32 Dwarf Mangrove Ecological Complex SM Mangrove scrub 612 Mangrove swamps Mangroves Mangrove Swamp
SMr Red mangrove scrub
ISma Black mangrove scrub
SM1 White mangrove scrub
ISMb White mangrove or buttonwood scrub
SMx IMixed mangrove scrub
33 Coastal Strand IBCH Beaches 310 Herbaceous C coastal Strand I Coastal Strand
1 b322 [Coastal scrub Maritime Hammock -
34 Groundsel-tree/ Marsh Elder Tidal Shrubland SBb Groundsel bush 322 ICoastal scrub Florida Scrub Shrub and Brush
35 Xerc Scrubland S Scrub [329 [Other shrubs and brush Florida Scrub Xeric Oak Scrub
.SB Shrublands 421 IXerc oak Scrubby High Pine
36 St. Johns Wort Shrubland Compositional Group PE Non-graminold emergent marsh 329 Other shrubs and brush Freshwater Marshes IFreshwater Marsh
37 Flooded Cold-deciduous shrubland Ecological SBs Willow 6172 Mixed wetland hardwoods mixed shrubs Wet Prairies Shrub Swamp
Complex SBm Wax myrtle
SBc ButtonbushII
T StwGlasswor Ecologal Complex ISBa Pond Apple _______ _______ ___
38 SaltwortGlasswort Ecological Complex PH IHalophytic herbaceous prairie 642 Saltwater marshes coastal Salt Marsh Coastal Saltmarsh
PHs Halophytic succulent prairie
39 Graminiod Dry Prairie Ecological Complex PPI Prairie with scattered pines 310 IHerbaceous Dry Prairie Dry Prarie
321 Palmetto prairies
40 Sea Oats Dune Grassland BCH Beaches 1310 Herbaceous I Beach Dune I Coastal Strand
41 Wlregrass Grassland PPI Prailre with scattered pines 310 Herbaceous Dry Prairie Dry Praire
321 IPalmetto prairies
42 Graminold Emergent Marsh Compositional Group P Prairies and marshes 1640 Vegetated Non-forested wetlands I Freshwater Marshes Freshwater Marsh
PG Graminold prairie/marsh 731 Exposed rock with marsh grasses Wet Prairies
PGp Common reed
IPGx IMixed graminoids
43 Sawgrass Marsh PGc Sawgrass 6411 Freshwater marshes sawgrass Freshwater Marshes I IFreshwater Marsh
44 Spikerush Marsh IPGe Spike rush 1641 IFreshwater marshes I Freshwater Marshes Freshwater Marsh
45 Muhly Grass Marsh PGm [Muhly grass 643 Wet prairies I Wet Prairies Freshwater Marsh
46 Cattail Marsh Compositional Group PC Cattail marsh 6412 Freshwater marshes cattail Freshwater Marshes IFreshwater Marsh
47 Salt Marsh Ecological Complex P Pralrles and marshes 640 Vegetated Non-forested wetlands coastal Salt Marsh Coastal Saltmarsh
642 Saltwater marshes
48 Sand Cordgrass Grassland PGs Cordgrass 643 Wet prairies W Vet Pralrles [
49 Black needle Rush Marsh PG] Black rush 642 Saltwater marshes I ICoastal Salt Marsh I ICoastal Saltmarsh
50 ISaltmarsh Cordgrass Marsh IPGs Cordgrass 642 Saltwater marshes C coastal Salt Marsh ICoastal Saltmarsh
51 ISaltmeadow Cordgrass/ Salt Grass Salt Marsh PH Halophytic herbaceous prairie 642 Saltwater marshes CI coastal Salt Marsh IICoastal Saltmarsh
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South Flonda Vegetation Classification Scheme Crosswalks

IPHg Halophytic graminoid praise _
52 Sparsely Wooded Wet Prairie Compositional Group FC Cabbage palm forest 321 IPalmetto prairies Wet Prairies Freshwater Marsh
SVPM Palm savanna 6219 Cypress with wet prairies
643 Wet prairies
439 Wet prairies with pine
53 Dwarf Cypress Prairie SVC Cypress savanna 620 Wetland Coniferous Forests I Freshwater Marshes I Freshwater Marsh
SVCd Dwarf cypress 621 Cypress Flowing Water Swamps Cypress Swamp
SVCpi Cypress with pine 6219 Cypress with wet prairies
54 Temperate Wet Prairie P Pralries and marshes 643 Wet prairies Cutthroat Grass Communities Freshwater Marsh
PEa Leather fern Iet Pralrles
PEo Other mixed non-graminids
55 Maidencane Marsh IPGa IMaidencane 641 Freshwater marshes Freshwater Marshes If Freshwater Marsh
_PGw laldencane-spike rush
6 Forb Emergent Marsh PE Non-graminold emergent marsh 640 Vegetated Non-forested wetlands I Freshwater Marshes Freshwater Marsh
PEb Broadleaf emergents 641 Freshwater marshes
IPEo [Other mixed non-graminids
57 Water lily or Floating Leaved Vegetation PEf Foating/floating attached emergents 641 Freshwater marshes Freshwater Marshes Freshwater Mah
644 Emergent aquatic vegetations
58 Periphyton PEf Floating/floating attached emergents 1641 Freshwater marshes Freshwater Marshes I Freshwater Marsh
59 Sand/ Beach BCH Beaches 652 Shorelines Beach Dune Coastal Strand
F 1hn1710 IBeaches other than swimming beaches ____
0 Bare soil/Clearcut ORV IRV trails 740 Disturbed lands Barren and Urban
SA Spoil areas 743 Spoil areas
SAd FArificial deer islands
61 Pavement IHI Structures and cultivated lawns 810 Transportation Barren and Urban
RD [Major Roads 1814 Roads and highways
62 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns 1100 Urban and Built-Up Barren and Urban
140 Commercial and services
141 Retail sales and services
1411 Retail sales and services shopping centers
142 Wholesale sales and services
1423 Wholesale sales and services junk yards
143 Professional services
144 Cultural and entertainment
145 Tourst services
146 Oil and gas storage
147 IMixed commercial services
149 Commercial and services under construction
150 Industrial
151 Food processing
152 Timber processing
153 Mineral processing
154 Oil and gas processing
155 Other light industrial
156 Other heavy industrial
1159 Industrial under construction
170 Institutional
171 Educational facilities
172 Religious
174 Medical and health care
175 Governmental
176 Correctional
177 Other institutional
178 Commercial child care
179 Institutional under construction
800 Transportation
810 Transportation
811 Airports
812 Railroads
813 Bus and truck terminals
8 5 IPort facilities
18 Auto parking facilities
819 transportation facilities under construction
1820 Communications
821Transmission towers
822 Communication facilities
829 Communication facilities under construction

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South Flonda Vegetation Classification Scheme Crosswalks

830 Utilities
831 Electrical power facilities
832 Electrical power transmission lines
1833 Water supply plants
834 Sewage treatment
835 Solid waste disposal
__839 Utilities under construction
63 Urban Residential HI Structures and cultivated lawns 1110 Residential low density Barren and Urban
111 Fixed single family units
113 Mixed units (fixed and mobile home units)
119 Low density under construction
120 Residential medium density
121 Fixed single family units
123 IMixed units (fixed and mobile home units)
129 Medium density under construction
130 Residential high density
131 Fixed single family units
133 Multiple dwelling units low rise
134 Multiple dwelling units high rise
135 Mixed units (fixed and mobile home units)
139 High density under construction
64 Urban Open/Others HI Structures and cultivated lawns 184 Mannas and fish camps Barren and Urban
HId Disturbed fish camp site 1740 Disturbed lands
741 Rural land in transition
65 Agriculture 200 Agriculture Grass and Agriculture
210 Cropland and Pastureland
214 Row crops
2156 Field crops -sugar cane
242 Sod farms
244 Vineyards
260 Other open lands (rural)
261 Fallow crop land
66 Pasture/Grassland/Agriculture 210 ICropland and Pastureland Grass and Agriculture
1212 Unimproved pastures
213 Woodland pastures
215 Field crops
300 Rangeland
329 Other shrubs and brush
330 Mixed rangeland
67 Ag/Groves/Ornamental 220 ree Crops Grass and Agriculture
221 Citrus groves
222 Fruit orchards
223 Other groves
240 Nurseries and Vineyards
241 rree nurseries
243 rnamentals
245 Florculture
246 Timber nursery
444 Experimental tree plots
_45 Seed plantations
68 Ag/Confined Feeding Operation 230 1Feeding operations Grass and Agriculture
231 Cattle feeding operations
232 Poultry feeding operations
233 Swine feeding operations
250 Specialty farms
251 Horse farms
252 Dairles
253 Kennels
254 Aquaculture
259 Other
69 Extractive HI Structures and cultivated lawns 160 IExtractive Barren and Urban
161 Strip mines
162 Sand and gravel pits
163 Rock quarries
164 Oil and gas fields
165 Reclaimed land
70 Recreation HI Structures and cultivated lawns 180 Recreational Barren and Urban
181 Swimming beach
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182 Golf courses
183 Race tracks
184 Mannas and fish camps
185 Parks and zoos
186 Community recreational facilities
187 Stadiums
189 Other recreational
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South Florida Vegetation Classification Scheme Crosswalks


South Florida Vegetation Classification Scheme Crosswalks

Crosswalks for 5 vegetation classification schemes used in south Florida: 1. Everglades Vegetation Classification System (EVSC, South Florida National Parks), 2. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC), 3. Florida Gap Analysis Project (FLGAP, US
Geological Survey), 4. Florida Land Use and Cover Classification System (FLUCCS, Florida Department of Transportation and Water Management Districts), 5. Multi-Species Recovery Project (MSRP, US Fish and Wildlife Service).
Class Scheme Descriptions
Florida Gap
Florida Land Use and Cover
FLUCCS/SWFFS/SFMM
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
MSRP Ecological Community
South Florida National Parks Vegetation System

Sort by: Export to Excel:
EVCS EVCS
FFWCC FFWCC
FLGAP FLGAP
FLUCCS FLUCCS
MSRP MSRP
SWFFS* SWFFS

FLUCCS/SWFFS/SFMM crosswalk prepared by Mike Duever, South Florida Water Management District.
For additional information contact:
Leonard Pearlstine or Frank Mazzotti
University of Florida-FLREC; 3205 College Avenue; Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314; (954) 577-6300



FLUCCS IFLGAP EVCS IMSRP IFFWCC
ID Name lID Name ID !Name ID Name NiD lame
100 Urban and Built-Up 62 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns __ Barren and Urban
110 Residential low density 63 Urban Residential HI Structures and cultivated lawns __ Barren and Urban
111 Fxed single family units 63 Urban Residential HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
113 IMixed units (fixed and mobile home units) 163 Urban Residential HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
119 Low density under construction 163 Urban Residential HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
120 Residential medium density 63 Urban Residential HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
121 Fixed single family units 163 Urban Residential HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
123 Mixed units (fixed and mobile home units) 63 Urban Residential HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
129 medium density under construction 63 Urban Residential HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
130 Residential high density 63 Urban Residential HI Structures and cultivated lawns _Barren and Urban
131 Fixed single family units 163 Urban Residential HI Structures and cultivated lawns T I Barren and Urban
133 Multiple dwelling units low rise 163 Urban Residential HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
134 Multiple dwelling units high rise 163 Urban Residential HI Structures and cultivated lawns __ Barren and Urban
135 Mixed units (fixed and mobile home units) 63 Urban Residential HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
139 High density under construction 63 Urban Residential HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
140 Commercial and services 162 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
141 [Retail sales and services 162 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
1411 Retail sales and services shopping centers 162 IUrban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
142 Wholesale sales and services 162 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
1423 Wholesale sales and services junk yards 162 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
143 Professional services 162 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
144 Cultural and entertainment 62 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
145 tourist services 162 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns_ Barren and Urban
146 Oil and gas storage 162 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
147 Mixed commercial services 162 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns ___ Barren and Urban
148 Cemeteries 162 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
149 Commercial and services under construction 162 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
150 Industrial 162 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
151 Food processing 62 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
152 Timber processing 62 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
153 Mineral processing 162 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns I Barren and Urban
154 1l and gas processing 162 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
155 Other light industrial 62 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
156 Other heavy industrial 2 rban I Structures and cultivated lawnsen and Urban
159 Industrial under construction 62 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
160 Extractive 169 Extractive HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
161 Strip mines 169 lExtractive HI Structures and cultivated lawns [ I I Barren and Urban
162 Sand and gravel pits 169 [Extractive HI Structures and cultivated lawns [I Barren and Urban
163 Rock quarries 169 Extractive HI Structures and cultivated lawns I Barren and Urban
164 Oil and gas fields 69 Extractive HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
165 Reclaimed land 69 Extractive HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
166 Holding ponds 1 Open water W pen water Open Water
170 Institutional 62 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
171 Educational facilities 162 IUrban HI Structures and cultivated lawns T I Barren and Urban

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172 Religious 162 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
173 Military 162 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns_ Barren and Urban
174 Medical and health care F62 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
175 Governmental F62 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
176 Correctional F62 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns ] Barren and Urban
177 Other institutional 62 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
178 Commercial child care 62 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
179 Institutional under construction 162 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns [ Barren and Urban
180 Recreational 170 Recreation HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
181 Swimming beach 170 Recreation HI Structures and cultivated lawns [ Barren and Urban
182 Golf courses 70 Recreation HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
183 Race tracks 70 Recreation HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
184 Mannas and fish camps 164 Urban Open/Others HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
I 170 [Recreation HId Disturbed fish camp site [ [I -
185 Parks and zoos 170 Recreation HI Structures and cultivated lawns [I [ Barren and Urban
186 Community recreational facilities 170 Recreation HI Structures and cultivated lawns I Barren and Urban
187 Stadiums 170 Recreation HI Structures and cultivated lawns I Barren and Urban
188 Historical sites
189 Other recreational 70 Recreation HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
190 pen land
191 Undeveloped land within urban areas I I
192 Inactive land with street pattern I 1
193 Jrban land in transition [
194 Other open land
200 Agriculture 65 Agriculture Grass and Agriculture
210 Cropland and Pastureland 65 Agriculture Grass and Agriculture
66 Pasture/Grassland/Agriculture
211 Improved pastures 66 Pasture/Grassland/Agrculture I Grass and Agriculture
212 Unimproved pastures 166 Pasture/Grassland/Agriculture rass and Agriculture
213 Woodland pastures 166 Pasture/Grassland/Agriculture ___ rass and Agriculture
214 Row crops 65 agriculture __ Grass and Agriculture
215 Field crops 66 Pasture/Grassland/Agrculture ___rass and Agriculture
2156 Field crops -sugar cane 65 Agriculture Grass and Agriculture
220 free Crops 167 Ag/Groves/Ornamental I Grass and Agriculture
221 Citrus groves 67 Ag/Groves/Ornamental I [ Grass and Agriculture
222 Fruit orchards 67 Ag/Groves/Ornamental I Grass and Agriculture
223 Other groves 167 Ag/Groves/Ornamental Grass and Agriculture
230 Feeding operations 68 Ag/Confined Feeding Operation Grass and Agriculture
231 Cattle feeding operations 8 Ag/Confined Feeding Operation Grass and Agriculture
232 Poultry feeding operations 68 Ag/Confined Feeding Operation rass and Agriculture
233 Swine feeding operations 168 Ag/Confined Feeding Operation r ____ rass and Agriculture
240 Nurseres and Vineyards 167 Ag/Groves/Ornamental ______[ ass and Agriculture
241 Free nurseries 167 Ag/Groves/Ornamental ___ Grass and Agriculture
242 Sod farms 165 Agriculture__ Grass and Agriculture
243 Ornamentals 67 Ag/Groves/Ornamental r______ass and Agriculture
244 Vineyards 165 Agriculture rass and Agriculture
245 IFlorculture 167 Ag/Groves/Ornamental I T Grass and Agriculture
246 Timber nursery 167 Ag/Groves/Ornamental Grass and Agriculture
250 Specialty farms 168 g/Confined Feeding Operation Grass and Agriculture
251 Horse farms 68 Ag/Confined Feeding Operation I G rass and Agriculture
252 Daries 68 Ag/Confined Feeding Operation Grass and Agriculture
253 Kennels 68 g/Confined Feeding Operation Grass and Agriculture
254 Aquaculture 168 Ag/Confined Feeding Operation_____ rass and Agriculture
259 FOther 168 Ag/Confined Feeding Operation [ rass and Agriculture
260 Other open lands (rural) 165 Agriculture G ___rass and Agriculture
261 Fallow crop land 65 Agriculture G_____ rass and Agriculture
300 Rangeland 166 Pasture/Grassland/Agriculture___ Grass and Agriculture
310 Herbaceous 29 Dry Prairie Ecological Complex PPI Pralrle with scattered pines -Beach Dune Coastal Strand
Coastal Strand
33 Coastal Strand Martime Hammock Dry Prairie
S_139 IGraminiod Dry Prairie Ecological Complex IDry Prairie
0 Sea Oats Dune Grassland Cutthroat Grass Communities
41 Wiregrass Grassland
320 Shrub and brushland 27 road-leaved Evergreen /Mixed Evergreen Shrubland S Scrub Scrubby Flatwoods ry Prairie
F29 Dry Prairie Ecological Complex SC Buttonwood scrub Dry Prairie Shrub and Brush
SP Saw palmetto scrub utthroat Grass Communities
SH Hardwood scrub
SIPPI Prairle with scattered pines
____ __ SB Shrublands
_____ SBm Wax myrtle T
EL Tropical soda apple

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321 Palmetto prairies 29 Dry Prairie Ecological Complex FC Cabbage palm forest Dry Prairie Dry Prairie

39 Graminiod Dry Prairie Ecological Complex SVPM alm savanna Cutthroat Grass Communities Freshwater Marsh

S____ _41 Wiregrass Grassland PPI raine with scattered pines T Wet Prairies
152 Sparsely Wooded Wet Prairie Compositional Group I
322 Coastal scrub 33 Coastal Strand ISBb Groundsel bush __Flonda Scrub I Coastal Strand
34 Groundsel-tree/ Marsh Elder Tidal Shrubland ICoastal Strand Shrub and Brush
IMantime Hammock
329 Other shrubs and brush 127 Broad-leaved Evergreen /Mixed Evergreen Shrubland FS Swamp forest lrIonda Scrub Xeric Oak Scrub
S130 FGallberry/ Saw Palmetto/Titi Compositional Group S Scrub IScrubby Flatwoods IShrub Swamp
35 Xeric Scrubland SC Buttonwood scrub IScrubby High Pine Shrub and Brush
136 St. Johns Wort Shrubland Compositional Group SP Saw palmetto scrub I
SSH Hardwood scrub I
I PE Non-graminold emergent marsh
I SB Shrublands I
I SBm Wax myrtle_
330 MIxed rangeland 66 Pasture/Grassland/Agriculture _______I __ ____rass and Agriculture
400 Upland forests 2 Tropical Hardwood Hammock Formation F Forest _IFlonda Scrub ineland
4 Xerc-Mesic Live Oak Ecological Complex FT Subtropical hardwood forest T Scrubby Flatwoods Sand Pine Scrub
5 Mesic-Hydric Live Oak/ Sabal Palm Ecological Complex FO Oak-sabal forest IScrubby High Pine Xenc Oak Scrub
13 South Florida Slash Pine Forest FP Paurotis pam forest Maritime Hammock Mixed Hardwood Forest
14 Mesic-Xeric Mixed Pine/Oak/Hickory Forest Ecological Complex FC Cabbage palm forest Mesic Temperate Hammock Upland Hardwood Forest

15 Sand Pine Forest SH Hardwood scrub Tropical Hardwood Hammock Tropical Hardwood Hammock

16 Mesic-Hydric Pine Forest Compositional Group SV Savanna Pine Rocklands
SI| I i|SVPI Pine savanna IMesic Pine Flatwoods
19 Mixed Evergreen-Cold-deciduous Hardwood Forest SVPIh Slash pines with hardwoods
410 Upland coniferous forests 13 South Florida Slash Pine Forest SVPI Pine savanna Mesic Temperate Hammock Pineland

14 Mesic-Xeric Mixed Pine/Oak/Hickory Forest Ecological Complex SVPIh Slash pines with hardwoods Pine Rocklands Mixed Hardwood-Pine
16 Mesic-Hydric Pine Forest Compositional Group |Mesic Pine Flatwoods

11 Pine flatwoods 13 South Florida Slash Pine Forest orestPine Rocklands Dry Prairie
S1___F16 FMesic-Hydric Pine Forest Compositional Group SV Savanna M Iesic Pine Flatwoods Pineland
125 South Florida Slash Pine Woodland SVPI Pine savanna IDry Prairie I
29 Dry Prairie Ecological Complex SVx Slash pine mixed with palms Cutthroat Grass Communities
SVPIh Slash pines with hardwoods
SVPIc Slash pine with cypress
SPPI Praline with scattered pines
4119 Pine flatwoods melaleuca infested 8 ICaeput Forest Compositional Group E Exotcs I Exotic Plant
I I7_ I IEM Cajeput I I
412 Longleaf pine xeric oak 126 ISandhill Ecological Complex IHigh Pine Sandhill
I [ IScrubby High Pine
413 Sand pine 115 Sand Pine Forest S Scrub F Florda Scrub Pineland
I ISH Hardwood scrub Scrubby Flatwoods Sand Pine Scrub
SVPIh Slash pines with hardwoods Scrubby High Pine M xed Hardwood-Pine
SB Shrublands

414 Pine mesic oak 14 Mesic-Xeric Mixed Pine/Oak/Hickory Forest Ecological Complex SVPIh Slash pines with hardwoods Scrubby Flatwoods Mixed Hardwood-Pine
419 Other pines 13 South Florida Slash Pine Forest SVPI ine savanna Pine Rocklands Pineland
S16 Mesic-Hydric Pine Forest Compositional Group SVx Slash pine mixed with palms IMesic Pine Flatwoods
25 South Florida Slash Pine Wodland SVPIh Slash pines with hardwoods
I SVPIc Slash pine with cypress
420 Upland Hardwood Forests 12 Tropical Hardwood Hammock Formation FT Subtropical hardwood forest Martime Hammock Jpland Hardwood Forest
4 Xerc-Mesic Live Oak Ecological Complex FO Oak-sabal forest Mesic Temperate Hammock Tropical Hardwood Hammock

5 Mesic-Hydric Live Oak/ Sabal Palm Ecological Complex FP Paurotis palm forest Tropical Hardwood Hammock
F_ 19 Mixed Evergreen-Cold-deciduous Hardwood Forest FC Cabbage palm forest
421 eric oak 4 Xeric-Mesic Live Oak Ecological Complex FO Dak-sabal forest Florda Scrub Xenrc Oak Scrub
35 Xerc Scrubland SH Hardwood scrub Mesic Temperate Hammock Upland Hardwood Forest
SB Shrublands
422 Brazilian pepper 31 Brazilian Pepper Shrubland E Exotics Exotic Plant
I ES Brazilian pepper I


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423 Dak pine hickory 14 Mesic-Xeric Mixed Pine/Oak/Hickory Forest Ecological Complex SVPIh Slash pines with hardwoods Flonda Scrub Mixed Hardwood-Pine

"" [Scrubby Flatwoods

Mesic Temperate Hammock

424 Melaleuca 8 Cajeput Forest Compositional Group E Exotics Exotic Plant
_____ ___EM Cajeput ___
425 Temperate hardwood 5 Mesic-Hydric Live Oak/ Sabal Palm Ecological Complex FO Dak-sabal forest Martime Hammock Jpland Hardwood Forest

19 Mixed Evergreen-Cold-deciduous Hardwood Forest FC Cabbage palm forest [Mesic Temperate Hammock

426 tropical hardwoods 2 Tropical Hardwood Hammock Formation FT Subtropical hardwood forest Tropical Hardwood Hammock Tropical Hardwood Hammock

___ __FP Paurotis palm forest __
427 Live oak 5 Mesic-Hydric Live Oak/ Sabal Palm Ecological Complex FO Dak-sabal forest I Martime Hammock Jpland Hardwood Forest

24 Live Oak Woodland Mesic Temperate Hammock

428 Cabbage palm 5 Mesic-Hydric Live Oak/ Sabal Palm Ecological Complex FO Oak-sabal forest Maritime Hammock Upland Hardwood Forest

FC Cabbage palm forest lMesic Temperate Hammock

4289 Cabbage palm melaleuca infested 8 Cajeput Forest Compositional Group E Exotics Exotic Plant
| -EM Cajeput _
429 Wax myrtle willow 37 Flooded Cold-deciduous shrubland Ecological Complex SH Hardwood scrub Shrub Swamp

430 Upland Hardwood Forests Continued 14 Mesic-Xeric Mixed Pine/Oak/Hickory Forest Ecological Complex SVPIh Slash pines with hardwoods Mesic Temperate Hammock Mixed Hardwood-Pine

431 Beach magnolia 19 Mixed Evergreen-Cold-deciduous Hardwood Forest F Forest Mesic Temperate Hammock Upland Hardwood Forest

432 Sand live oak 4 Xeric-Mesic Live Oak Ecological Complex F Forest Flonda Scrub Xeric Oak Scrub

FO Oak-sabal forest Mesic Temperate Hammock Upland Hardwood Forest

433 Western Everglades hardwoods 2 Tropical Hardwood Hammock Formation FT Subtropical hardwood forest Tropical Hardwood Hammock Tropical Hardwood Hammock

F I IFP Paurotis palm forest

34 Hardwood conifer mixed 14 Mesic-Xeric Mixed Pine/Oak/Hickory Forest Ecological Complex SVPIh Slash pines with hardwoods Mesic Temperate Hammock Mixed Hardwood-Pine

435 Dead trees I
37 ustralian Pine 12 Casuarina Forest E Exotics Exotic Plant
EC Australian pine

438 Mixed hardwoods 2 Tropical Hardwood Hammock Formation FT Subtropical hardwood forest Mesic Temperate Hammock Upland Hardwood Forest

19 Mixed Evergreen-Cold-deciduous Hardwood Forest FP Paurotis palm forest Tropical Hardwood Hammock Iropical Hardwood Hammock

439 Other hardwoods 2 Tropical Hardwood Hammock Formation FT Subtropical hardwood forest Mesic Temperate Hammock Upland Hardwood Forest

19 Mixed Evergreen-Cold-deciduous Hardwood Forest FP Paurotis palm forest Tropical Hardwood Hammock Fropical Hardwood Hammock

440 Tree plantations 1T6 |Mesic-Hydric Pine Forest Compositional Group F Forest Mesic Pine Flatwoods ineland
441 Coniferous plantations 16 Mesic-Hydric Pine Forest Compositional Group F Forest F Mesic Pine Flatwoods ineland

442 Hardwood plantations 2 Tropical Hardwood Hammock Formation F forestt Mesic Temperate Hammock Upland Hardwood Forest

19 Mixed Evergreen-Cold-deciduous Hardwood Forest FT Subtropical hardwood forest Tropical Hardwood Hammock Fropical Hardwood Hammock

.FP Paurotis palm forest
443 Forest regeneration areas
444 Experimental tree plots 67 g/Groves/Ornamental Grass and Agriculture
445 Seed plantations 167 Ag/Groves/Ornamental ____rass and Agriculture
500 Water 1 Open water W Open water I pen Water
510 Streams and Waterways 1 Open water W Open water __ Open Water
520 Lakes 1 Open water W Open water Open Water
521 Lakes larger than 500 acres 1 Open water W Open water Open Water

522 Lakes larger than 100 acres less than 500 acres 1 Open water W Open water Open Water

523 Lakes larger than 10 acres less than 100 acres 1 Open water W Open water Open Water
524 Lakes less than 10 acres 1 Open water W Open water [I I pen Water
530 Reservoirs 1 Open water W Open water I pen Water
531 Reservoir larger than 500 acres 1 IOpen water 1W Jpen water I pen Water


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532 Reservoirs larger than 100 acres less than 500 acres 1 Open water W Open water Open Water

533 Reservoirs larger than 10 acres less than 100 acres 1 Open water W Open water Open Water

534 Reservoirs less than 10 acres 1 Open water W Open water Open Water
540 3ays and Estuaries 0 Background W Open water Seagrasses Open Water

1 Open water Nearshore and Midshelf Reefs

541 Embayments opening 0 Background _eagrasses Open Water

learshore and Midshelf Reefs

542 Embayments not opening 0 Background _eagrasses Open Water

Nearshore and Midshelf Reefs

550 Major Spring 1 Open water W pen water _Open Water
560 Slough Water 1 Open water W pen water Open Water
600 Wetlands

610 Wetland Hardwood Forests 3 Semi-decidous/Evergreen Tropical/Subtropical Swamp Forest FS Swamp forest Flowing Water Swamps Cypress Swamp

6 Bay/Gum/Cypress Ecological Complex FSx Cypress-mixed hardwoods Pond Swamps Bay Swamp

7 Loblolly Bay Forest FSa Mixed hardwoods, cypress and pine Seepage Swamps Bottomland Hardwood Forest

17 Swamp Forest Ecological Complex FSb Bayhead
18 Cypress Forest Compositional Group I
611 Bay Swamps 3 Semi-decidous/Evergreen Tropical/Subtropical Swamp Forest FS Swamp forest Flowing Water Swamps Cypress Swamp

6 Bay/Gum/Cypress Ecological Complex FSh Mixed hardwood swamp forest Pond Swamps Hardwood Swamp
7 Loblolly Bay Forest FSx Cypress-mixed hardwoods Seepage Swamps Bay Swamp

FSa Mixed hardwoods, cypress and pine Bottomland Hardwood Forest

FSb Bayhead
612 Mangrove swamps 9 IMixed Mangrove Forest Formation FM Mangrove forest F Mangroves Mangrove Swamp
10 Black Mangrove Forest FMa Black mangrove forest
_11 Red Mangrove Forest FM1 White mangrove forest __

20 Buttonwood Woodland FM1b White mangrove or buttonwood forest

21 Mixed Mangrove Woodland FMr Red mangrove forest
22 Black Mangrove Woodland FMx Mixed mangrove forest
23 Red Mangrove Woodland FB Buttonwood forest
S132 Dwarf Mangrove Ecological Complex SM Mangrove scrub
I |SMr Red mangrove scrub
I_ Sma Black mangrove scrub _
SM1 White mangrove scrub

SMIb White mangrove or buttonwood scrub

SMx Mixed mangrove scrub
~EO Lather leaf
613 Gum swamps 6 Bay/Gum/Cypress Ecological Complex FS Swamp forest IFlowing Water Swamps Cypress Swamp
FSx Cypress-mixed hardwoods I Pond Swamps Bay Swamp

FSa ixed hardwoods, cypress and pine Bottomland Hardwood Forest

FSb Bayhead
614 Fti swamps 30 Gallberry/ Saw Palmetto/Titi Compositional Group FS Swamp forest Scrubby Flatwoods Shrub Swamp
-IS ScrubI Flowing Water Swamps Shrub and Brush
SP Saw palmetto scrub
IF HSH Hardwood scrub
SB Shrublands
615 Stream and lake swamps (bottomland) 17 Swamp Forest Ecological Complex FS Swamp forest F Flowing Water Swamps Hardwood Swamp

FSh Mixed hardwood swamp forest Pond Swamps Bottomland Hardwood Forest

SSeepage Swamps
616 Inland ponds and sloughs 1 Open water W Open water Dpen Water

617 Mixed wetland hardwoods 3 Semi-decidous/Evergreen Tropical/Subtropical Swamp Forest FS Swamp forest Flowing Water Swamps Hardwood Swamp

17 Swamp Forest Ecological Complex FSh Mixed hardwood swamp forest Pond Swamps Bottomland Hardwood Forest

I IFSx ICypress-mixed hardwoods Seepage Swamps

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FSa Mixed hardwoods, cypress and pine

FSb Bayhead
6171 Mixed wetland hardwoods willows 17 Swamp Forest Ecological Complex FS Swamp forest Flowing Water Swamps Hardwood Swamp

FSh Mixed hardwood swamp forest Pond Swamps ottomland Hardwood Forest

I -Seepage Swamps

6172 Mixed wetland hardwoods mixed shrubs 28 odeBroad-leaved Evergreen / Mixed Evergreen Shrubland SS Bay-hardwood scrub Wet Prairies Shrub Swamp

37 Flooded Cold-deciduous shrubland Ecological Complex SBs illow Pond Swamps
I_ _II SBf Pop ash
SSBm Wax myrtle _
SBc Buttonbush
SB1 Primrose
SBy Cocoplum
SBa Pond Apple
EA Shoebutton ardisla
620 etland Coniferous Forests 18 Cypress Forest Compositional Group FSc Cypress strands Freshwater Marshes Freshwater Marsh
_53 Dwarf Cypress Prairie FSd Cypress domes/heads Flowing Water Swamps Cypress Swamp
SFSCpi Cypress-pines 1 IPond Swamps
S SVC Cypress savanna
_I SVCd Dwarf cypress
______ __________________ SVCpl Cypress with pine ______Ims____I _____IMr
621 ICypress 18 Cypress Forest Compositional Group FSc press strands Freshwater Marshes Freshwater Marsh
_53 Dwarf Cypress Prairie FSd press domes/heads Flowing Water Swamps ] Cypress Swamp
FSCpi Cypress-pines Pond Swamps
SSVC Cypress savanna
SSVCd Dwarf cypress
SSVCpi Cypress with pine
6218 Cypress melaleuca infested 8 ICajeput Forest Compositional Group E Exotics I Exotic Plant
7 _I I I [EM Cajeput I I
6219 Cypress with wet prairies 52 Sparsely Wooded Wet Prairie Compositional Group SVC Cypress savanna T Freshwater Marshes Freshwater Marsh
53 Dwarf Cypress Prairie SVCd Dwarf cypress T Wet Prairies Cypress Swamp
I SVCpl Cypress with pine Flowing Water Swamps
622 Pond pine 6 Bay/Gum/Cypress Ecological Complex FS Swamp forest Flowing Water Swamps Cypress Swamp
FSx Cypress-mixed hardwoods Pond Swamps Bay Swamp

FSa Mixed hardwoods, cypress and pine Bottomland Hardwood Forest

I I IFSb Bayhead I

623 Atlantic white cedar 19 Mixed Evergreen-Cold-deciduous Hardwood Forest F Forest esc Temperate Hammock plan Hardwood Forest

624 Cypress pine cabbage palm 17 Swamp Forest Ecological Complex FS Swamp forest Pond Swamps Bottomland Hardwood Forest

630 Wetland forested mixed 17 Swamp Forest Ecological Complex FS Swamp forest Flowing Water Swamps Hardwood Swamp

FSh Mixed hardwood swamp forest Pond Swamps Bottomland Hardwood Forest

SI Seepage Swamps
640 vegetated Non-forested wetlands42 raminold Emergent Marsh Compositional Group P Pralrles and marshes Freshwater Marshes Coastal Saltmarsh
47 Salt Marsh Ecological Complex PG Graminoid prairie/marsh Wet Prairies freshwater Marsh
5 156 |Forb Emergent Marsh PGp Common reed Coastal Salt Marsh
I |PGx Mixed grammnolds
SPE Non-graminold emergent marsh
I PEb Broadleaf emergents
PEo Other mixed non-graminids
641 Freshwater marshes 42 Graminoid Emergent Marsh Compositional Group PGe Spike rush Freshwater Marshes Freshwater Marsh
_43 ISawgrass Marsh PGa Maidencane__ __
___ _44 Spikerush Marsh PGw Maidencane-spike rush
45 Muhly Grass Marsh PE Non-graminoid emergent marsh
_46 Cattail Marsh Compositional Group PEb Broadleaf emergents_

55 Maidencane Marsh PEf Floating/floating attached emergents

56 Forb Emergent Marsh PEo Other mixed non-graminids _
57 Water Illy or Floating Leaved Vegetation_______ ____
58 Periphyton
6411 TFreshwater marshes sawgrass 43 [Sawgrass Marsh PGc Sawgrass [Freshwater Marshes Freshwater Marsh
6412 Freshwater marshes cattail 46 Cattail Marsh Compositional Group PC Cattail marsh Freshwater Marshes Freshwater Marsh
642 Saltwater marshes 38 Saltwor/ Glasswort Ecological Complex PGj Black rush T -Coastal Salt Marsh Coastal Saltmarsh
47 Salt Marsh Ecological Complex PGs Cordgrass
49 Black needle Rush Marsh PH Halophytic herbaceous prairie
50 Saltmarsh Cordgrass Marsh PHg Halophytic graminold prairie
151 ISaltmeadow Cordgrass/ Salt Grass Salt Marsh PHs Halophytic succulent prairie
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643 Wet prairies 5 Muhly Grass Marsh FC cabbage palm forest Cutthroat Grass Communities Freshwater Marsh

I 148 ISand Cordgrass Grassland SVPM Palm savanna I Wet Prairies
152 Sparsely Wooded Wet Prairie Compositional Group P Prairies and marshes
F54 Temperate Wet Prairie PGm Muhly grass
IPGs Cordgrass
PEa Leather fern
PEo Other mixed non-graminids
6439 Wet prairies with pine 152 Sparsely Wooded Wet Prairie Compositional Group FC Cabbage palm forest Wet Prairies Freshwater Marsh
IF1 II SVPM Palm savanna _____
644 Emergent aquatic vegetations 42 Graminod Emergent Marsh Compositional Group PG raminoid prairie/marsh Freshwater Marshes Freshwater Marsh
43 Sawgrass Marsh PGj Black rush
44 Spikerush Marsh PGc Sawgrass
45 Muhly Grass Marsh PGm Muhly grass _
46 Cattail Marsh Compositional Group PGs Cordgrass
155 Maidencane Marsh PGe Spike rush
156 Forb Emergent Marsh PGp Common reed
57 Water lily or Floating Leaved Vegetation PGa Maidencane
58 Periphyton PGw Maidencane-spike rush
PGx Mixed graminolds
PE Non-graminold emergent marsh
SPEb Broadleaf emergents
PEf Floating/floating attached emergents




645 Submergent aquatic vegetation 1 Open water W pen water Open Water
650 Non-vegetated Open water W Dpen water Open Water
651 ifdal flats 1 Open water W Open water Open Water
652 Shorelines 59 ISand/ Beach BCH Beaches IBeach Dune Coastal Strand
653 Intermittent ponds 1 Open water W Open water T Open Water
654 Oyster bars 0 Background W Open water Iseagrasses O pen Water

Nearshore and Midshelf Reefs

700 Barren land 60 Bare soil/Clearcut I
710 Beaches other than swimming beaches 59 Sand/Beach B BeaBeachBeach Dune Coastal Strand
720 Sand other than beaches 60 Bare soil/Clearcut _
730 Exposed rock 60 Bare soll/Clearcut
42 Gramnold Emergent Marsh Compositional Group P Prairies and marshes T Freshwater Marshes Freshwater Marsh
31 exposed rock with marsh grassesPG ramnoid prairie/marsh Wet Prairies
73 xoerc iePGp Common reed I
4 U PGx Mixed graminolds _
60 Bare soil/Clearcut HI Structures and cultivated lawns __ Barren and Urban
64 Urban Open/Others Hid Disturbed fish camp site
740 Disturbed lands ORV RV trails I I
S[ISA Spoil areas
I ISAd Artificial deer islands [ _
741 ural land in transition 64 rban Open/Others Structues and cultivated lawnsBarren and Urban
Hid Disturbed fish camp site Ia
742 Borrow areas
ORV ORV trails
743 Spoil areas 60 Bare soil/Clearcut SA Spoil areas Barren and Urban
SAd artificiall deer islands
744 Fll areas (highways-railways) _
745 Burned areas
800 transportation 62 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
810 transportation 61 Pavement HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
1 62 Urban RD Major RoadsI
811 Airports 62 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns I Barren and Urban
812 Railroads 62 Jrban HI Structures and cultivated lawns I Barren and Urban
813 Bus and truck terminals 12 Jrban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
HII Structures and cultivated lawns
814 Roads and highways 61 Pavement HI Structures and cultivated lawnBarren and Urban
RD Major Roads
815 Port facilities 62 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
816 anals and locks 1 IOpen water W Dpen water I Open Water
817 O1 I _
818 uto parking facilities 62 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns [I I Barren and Urban
819 transportation facilities under construction 62 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
820 communications 62 Jrban HI Structures and cultivated lawns _____ Barren and Urban
821 transmission towers 62 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
822 rCommunication facilities 162 IUrban HI Structures and cultivated lawns [Barren and Urban
829 rCommunication facilities under construction 162 IUrban HI Structures and cultivated lawns T [Barren and Urban
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830 utlties -62 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
831 Electrical power facilities 62 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
832 Electrical power transmission lines 62 jUrban IHI Structures and cultivated lawns F] [ Barren and Urban
833 Water supply plants 62 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
834 Sewage treatment 62 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns [ Barren and Urban
835 Solid waste disposal 62 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban
839 Utilities under construction 162 Urban HI Structures and cultivated lawns Barren and Urban






































































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South Florida Vegetation Classification Scheme Crosswalks


South Florida Vegetation Classification Scheme Crosswalks

Crosswalks for 5 vegetation classification schemes used in south Florida: 1. Everglades Vegetation Classification System (EVSC, South Florida National Parks), 2. Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FFWCC), 3. Florida Gap Analysis Project (FLGAP, US Geological Survey), 4. Florida Land Use and Cover Classification System (FLUCCS, Florida Department of
Transportation and Water Management Districts), 5. Multi-Species Recovery Project (MSRP, US Fish and Wildlife Service).

Class Scheme Descriptions
Florida Gap
Florida Land Use and Cover
FLUCCS/SWFFS/SFMM
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
MSRP Ecological Community
South Florida National Parks Vegetation System

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EVCS EVCS
FFWCC FFWCC
FLGAP FLGAP
FLUCCS FLUCCS
MSRP MSRP
SWFFS* SWFFS

FLUCCS/SWFFS/SFMM crosswalk prepared by Mike Duever, South Florida Water Management District.

For additional information contact:
Leonard Pearlstine or Frank Mazzotti
University of Florida-FLREC; 3205 College Avenue; Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314; (954) 577-6300



List of FLUCCS Codes for SWFFS


FLUCCS JSWFFS (NSM) SWFFS (Regional Model) SFWMM
100-Urban & Built-Up LDU-Low Density Urban LDU-Low Density Urban
1009-Residential Mobile Home Units-All Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban HDU-High Density Urban
110-Residential Low Density < 2 Dwl Units/Acre LDU-Low Density Urban ILDU-Low Density Urban
111-Fixed Single Family Units Disturbed LDU-Low Density Urban ILDU-Low Density Urban
113-Mixed Units (Fixed & Mobile Home Units) Disturbed LDU-Low Density Urban LDU-Low Density Urban
119-Low Density Under Construction Disturbed LDU-Low Density Urban ILDU-Low Density Urban
120-Residential Med Density 2-5 Dwl Units/Acre LDU-Low Density Urban ILDU-Low Density Urban
121-Fixed Single Family Units Disturbed LDU-Low Density Urban LDU-Low Density Urban
123-Mixed Units (Fixed & Mobile Home Units) Disturbed LDU-Low Density Urban ILDU-Low Density Urban
129-Medium Density Under Construction Disturbed LDU-Low Density Urban LDU-Low Density Urban
130-Residential High Density HDU-High Density Urban HDU-High Density Urban
131-Fixed Single Family Units > 5 Dwl Units/Acre Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban IHDU-High Density Urban
133-Multiple Dwl Units-Low Rise 2 Stories or Less Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban IHDU-High Density Urban
134-Multiple Dwl Units-High Rise 3 Stories or More Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban IHDU-High Density Urban
135-Mixed Units (Fixed and Mobile Home Units) Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban IHDU-High Density Urban
139-High Density Under Construction Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban IHDU-High Density Urban
140-Commercial and Services HDU-High Density Urban HDU-High Density Urban
141-Retail Sales and Services Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban IHDU-High Density Urban
1411-Shopping Centers Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban IHDU-High Density Urban
142-Wholesale Sales & Service Excl Warehouses with Ind Uses Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban HDU-High Density Urban

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1423-Junk Yards Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban HDU-High Density Urban
143-Professional Services Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban HDU-High Density Urban
144-Cultural and Entertainment Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban HDU-High Density Urban
145-Tourist Services Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban IHDU-High Density Urban
146-Oil/Gas Storage Exc Areas with Ind Use or Manufacturing Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban HDU-High Density Urban
147-Mixed Commercial and Services Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban IHDU-High Density Urban
148-Cemeteries Disturbed LDU-Low Density Urban ILDU-Low Density Urban
149-Commercial & Services Under Construction Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban HDU-High Density Urban
150-Industrial HDU-High Density Urban HDU-High Density Urban
151-Food Processing Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban IHDU-High Density Urban
152-Timber Processing Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban IIHDU-High Density Urban
153-Mineral Processing Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban IIHDU-High Density Urban
154-Oil and Gas Processing Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban ~HDU-High Density Urban
155-Other Light Industrial Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban [HDU-High Density Urban
156-Other Heavy Industrial Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban HDU-High Density Urban
159-Industrial Under Construction Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban IHDU-High Density Urban
160-Extractive NVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable NVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable
161-Strip Mines Disturbed NVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable INVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable
162-Sand and Gravel Pits Disturbed NVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable NVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable
163-Rock Quarries Disturbed NVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable INVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable
164-Oil & Gas Fields Disturbed LDU-Low Density Urban ILDU-Low Density Urban
165-Reclaimed Land Disturbed LDU-Low Density Urban LDU-Low Density Urban
166-Holding Ponds Disturbed WAT-Open Water WAT-Open Water
170-Institutional
171-Educational Facilities Disturbed LDU-Low Density Urban ILDU-Low Density Urban
172-Religious Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban IHDU-High Density Urban
173-Military Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban HDU-High Density Urban
174-Medical & Health Care Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban HDU-High Density Urban
175-Governmental Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban IHDU-High Density Urban
176-Correctional Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban HDU-High Density Urban
177-Other Institutional Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban IHDU-High Density Urban
178-Commercial Child Care Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban IHDU-High Density Urban
179-Institutional Under Construction Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban HDU-High Density Urban
180-Recreational NVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable INVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable
181-Swimming Beach Disturbed NVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable INVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable
182-Golf Courses Disturbed GLF-Golf Course IGLF-Golf Course
183-Race Tracks Disturbed NVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable NVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable
184-Marinas & Fish Camps Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban IHDU-High Density Urban
1843-Abandoned Fish Camps Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban IHDU-High Density Urban
185-Parks & Zoos Disturbed NVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable NVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable
186-Community Recreational Facilities Disturbed LDU-Low Density Urban LDU-Low Density Urban
187-Stadiums not Associated with High Schools Disturbed LDU-Low Density Urban ILDU-Low Density Urban
188-Historical Sites Disturbed LDU-Low Density Urban ILDU-Low Density Urban
189-Other Recreational Disturbed LDU-Low Density Urban ILDU-Low Density Urban
190-Open Land NVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable INVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable
191-Undeveloped Land within Urban Areas Disturbed NVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable INVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable
192-Inactive Lands with Street Pattern but without Structures Disturbed NVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable INVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable
193-Urban Land in Transition w/o Positive Indicators of Intent Disturbed LDU-Low Density Urban LDU-Low Density Urban
194-Other Open Land Disturbed NVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable NVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable
200-Agriculture
210-Cropland & Pastureland IIRR-Irrigated Pasture IIRR-Irrigated Pasture
211-Improved Pastures Disturbed IRR-Irrigated Pasture IIRR-Irrigated Pasture
212-Unimproved Pastures Disturbed RNG-Rangeland IRNG-Rangeland
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South Florida Vegetation Classification Scheme Crosswalks
213-Woodland Pastures Disturbed FUP-Forested Uplands FUP-Forested Uplands
214-Row Crops Disturbed ROW-Row Crops ROW-Row Crops
215-Field Crops Disturbed SUG-Sugar Cane ISUG-Sugar Cane
2156-Sugar Cane Disturbed SUG-Sugar Cane SUG-Sugar Cane
220-Tree Crops
221-Citrus Groves Disturbed CIT-Citrus CIT-Citrus
222-Fruit Orchards Disturbed CIT-Citrus CIT-Citrus
223-Other Groves Disturbed CIT-Citrus CIT-Citrus
230-Feeding Operations
231-Cattle Feeding Operations Disturbed LDU-Low Density Urban ILDU-Low Density Urban
232-Poultry Feeding Operations Disturbed LDU-Low Density Urban ILDU-Low Density Urban
233-Swine Feeding Operations Disturbed LDU-Low Density Urban LDU-Low Density Urban
240-Nurseries & Vineyards
241-Tree Nurseries Disturbed NUR-Nursery INUR-Nursery
242-Sod Farms Disturbed IRR-Irrigated Pasture IRR-Irrigated Pasture
243-Ornamentals Disturbed NUR-Nursery INUR-Nursery
244-Vineyards Disturbed ROW-Row Crops ROW-Row Crops
245-Floriculture Disturbed NUR-Nursery INUR-Nursery
246-Timber Nurseries Disturbed NUR-Nursery INUR-Nursery
250-Specialty Farms
251-Horse Farms Disturbed LDU-Low Density Urban ILDU-Low Density Urban
252-Dairies Disturbed LDU-Low Density Urban ILDU-Low Density Urban
253-Kennels Disturbed LDU-Low Density Urban ILDU-Low Density Urban
254-Aquaculture Disturbed LDU-Low Density Urban LDU-Low Density Urban
259-Other IDisturbed FLDU-Low Density Urban ILDU-Low Density Urban
260-Other Open Lands Rural
261-Fallow Crop Land Disturbed INVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable INVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable
300-Rangeland
310-Herbaceous IMesic Flatwood IMesic Flatwood RNG-Rangeland
320-Shrub and Brushland ISHR-Shrubland
321-Palmetto Prairies Mesic Flatwood Mesic Flatwood ISHR-Shrubland
322-Coastal Scrub Xeric Hammock Xeric Hammock ISHR-Shrubland
323-Scrub ay Habitat Xeric Hammock Xeric Hammock ISHR-Shrubland
329-Other Shrubs and Brush Hydric Flatwood Hydric Flatwood ISHR-Shrubland
3291-Hardwood Shrub Mesic Hammock Mesic Hammock SHR-Shrubland
3292-Bay-Hardwood Shrub Hydric Hammock Hydric Hammock ISHR-Shrubland
330-Mixed Rangeland IMesic Flatwood IMesic Flatwood IRNG-Rangeland
400-Upland Forests FUP-Forested Uplands
410-Upland Coniferous Forests IFUP-Forested Uplands
411-Pine Flatwoods Mesic Flatwood Mesic Flatwood FUP-Forested Uplands
4119-Pine Flatwoods/Melaleuca Infested Hydric Flatwood Hydric Flatwood IMEL-Melaleuca
412-Longleaf Pine/Xeric Oak Xeric Flatwood Xeric Flatwood IFUP-Forested Uplands
413-Sand Pine Xeric Flatwood Xeric Flatwood FUP-Forested Uplands
414-Pine-Mesic Oak Mesic Flatwood Mesic Flatwood IFUP-Forested Uplands
419-Other Pines Not Applicable Not Applicable IFUP-Forested Uplands
4191-Savanna Hydric Flatwood Hydric Flatwood IFUP-Forested Uplands
4192-Pine Savanna Hydric Flatwood Hydric Flatwood FUP-Forested Uplands
4193-Slash Pine with Palms Mesic Flatwood Mesic Flatwood IFUP-Forested Uplands
4194-Slash Pine with Hardwoods Mesic Flatwood Mesic Flatwood FUP-Forested Uplands
4195-Slash Pine with Cypress Hydric Flatwood Hydric Flatwood FUP-Forested Uplands
420-Upland Hardwood Forests IFUP-Forested Uplands
421-Xeric Oak IXeric Hammock IXeric Hammock FUP-Forested Uplands

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South Florida Vegetation Classification Scheme Crosswalks
422-Brazilian Pepper Mesic Hammock Mesic Hammock SHR-Shrubland
423-Oak-Pine-Hickory Mesic Hammock Mesic Hammock IFUP-Forested Uplands
424-Melaleuca Hydric Hammock Hydric Hammock IMEL-Melaleuca
425-Temperate Hardwoods Hydric Hammock Hydric Hammock FUP-Forested Uplands
426-Tropical Hardwoods Mesic Hammock Mesic Hammock FUP-Forested Uplands
4261-Subtropical Hardwood Forest Mesic Hammock Mesic Hammock FUP-Forested Uplands
427-Live Oak Mesic Hammock Mesic Hammock IFUP-Forested Uplands
4271- Oak-Sabal Forest Mesic Hammock Mesic Hammock FUP-Forested Uplands
428-Cabbage Palm Hydric Hammock Hydric Hammock FUP-Forested Uplands
4287-Paurotis Palm Mesic Hammock Mesic Hammock FUP-Forested Uplands
4288-Palm Savanna Mesic Hammock Mesic Hammock FUP-Forested Uplands
4289-Cabbage Palm/Melaleuca Infested Hydric Hammock Hydric Hammock IMEL-Melaleuca
430-Upland Hardwood Forests, cont. FUP-Forested Uplands
431-Beech-Magnolia Mesic Hammock Mesic Hammock IFUP-Forested Uplands
432-Sand Live Oak Xeric Hammock Xeric Hammock FUP-Forested Uplands
433-Western Everglades Hardwoods Hydric Hammock Hydric Hammock FUP-Forested Uplands
434-Hardwood-Conifer Mixed Mesic Hammock Mesic Hammock FUP-Forested Uplands
435-Dead Trees Not Applicable Not Applicable ISHR-Shrubland
437-Australian Pine Mesic Hammock Mesic Hammock IFUP-Forested Uplands
438-Mixed Hardwoods Mesic Hammock Mesic Hammock FUP-Forested Uplands
439-Other Hardwoods Mesic Hammock Mesic Hammock IFUP-Forested Uplands
440-Tree Plantations FUP-Forested Uplands
441-Coniferous Plantations Mesic Flatwoods Mesic Flatwoods FUP-Forested Uplands
442-Hardwood Plantations Mesic Hammock Mesic Hammock IFUP-Forested Uplands
443-Forest Regeneration Areas Not Applicable Not Applicable FUP-Forested Uplands
444-Experimental Tree Plots Not Applicable Not Applicable IFUP-Forested Uplands
445-Seed Plantations Not Applicable Not Applicable IFUP-Forested Uplands
500-Water WAT-Open Water
510-Streams & Waterways Water Water WAT-Open Water
520-Lakes IWAT-Open Water
521- > 500 Acres Water Water WAT-Open Water
522- > 100 and < 500 Acres Water JWater IWAT-Open Water
523- > 10 and < 100 Acres Water Water WAT-Open Water
524- < 10 Acres Water IWater IWAT-Open Water
530-Reservoirs WAT-Open Water
531- > 500 Acres Water Water WAT-Open Water
532- > 100 and < 500 Acres Water Water IWAT-Open Water
533- > 10 and < 100 Acres Water Water WAT-Open Water
534- < 10 Acres Water Water IWAT-Open Water
540-Bays & Estuaries WAT-Open Water
541-Embayments Open Directly into Gulf or the Atlantic Ocean Water Water IWAT-Open Water
542-Embayments Not Open Directly into Gulf or the Atlantic Ocean Water Water WAT-Open Water
550-Major Springs Water Water IWAT-Open Water
560-Slough Waters Water Water WAT-Open Water
600-Wetlands
610-Wetland Hardwood Forests FWT-Forested Wetlands
611-Bay Swamps Not Applicable Not Applicable FWT-Forested Wetlands
6111-Bayhead Hydric Hammock Hydric Hammock IFWT-Forested Wetlands
612-Mangrove Swamps (Mixed Varieties and Sizes) Mangrove Mangrove MAN-Mangroves
6121-Black Mangrove Mangrove Mangrove MAN-Mangroves
6122-White Mangrove Mangrove Mangrove MAN-Mangroves
6123-White Mangrove or Buttonwood Mangrove Mangrove MAN-Mangroves

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South Florida Vegetation Classification Scheme Crosswalks

6124-Red Mangrove Mangrove Mangrove MAN-Mangroves
612-Mixed Mangrove Swamps(because name implies all classes) Mangrove Mangrove MAN-Mangroves
6125-Buttonwood Forest Mangrove Mangrove FWT-Forested Wetlands
612-Mangrove Swamps(because name implies all classes) Mangrove Mangrove IMAN-Mangroves
6121-Black Mangove (used for both Forest and Scrub) Mangrove Mangrove MAN-Mangroves
6122-White Mangrove (used for both Forest and Scrub) Mangrove Mangrove MAN-Mangroves
6123-White Mangrove or Buttonwood(used for both Forest and Scrub) Mangrove Mangrove MAN-Mangroves
6124-Red Mangrove (used for both Forest and Scrub) Mangrove Mangrove MAN-Mangroves
6125-Buttonwood Scrub Mangrove Mangrove FWT-Forested Wetlands
612-Mixed Mangrove Scrub Mangrove Mangrove MAN-Mangroves
613-Gum Swamps Not Applicable Not Applicable FWT-Forested Wetlands
614-Titi Swamps Not Applicable Not Applicable FWT-Forested Wetlands
615-Stream and Lake Swamps (Bottomland) Swamp Forest Swamp Forest FWT-Forested Wetlands
616-Inland Ponds and Sloughs Swamp Forest Swamp Forest FW-Forested Wetlands
617-Mixed Wetland Hardwoods Swamp Forest Swamp Forest SHR-Shrubland
6171-Willows Marsh Marsh SHR-Shrubland
6172-Mixed Wetland Shrubs Marsh Marsh ISHR-Shrubland
6172b-Brush/Cattail Mixture Marsh Marsh SHR-Shrubland
6173-Misc. Wetland Hardwoods Swamp Forest Swamp Forest IFWT-Forested Wetlands
6173a-Pond Apple Marsh Marsh FWT-Forested Wetlands
6173b-Groundsel Bush Wet Prairie Wet Prairie ISHR-Shrubland
6173c-Buttonbush Marsh Marsh ISHR-Shrubland
6173d-Pop Ash Marsh Marsh SHR-Shrubland
6173e-Primrose Marsh Marsh ISHR-Shrubland
6173f-Wax Myrtle Wet Prairie Wet Prairie SHR-Shrubland
6173g-Cocoplum Mesic Hammock Mesic Hammock ISHR-Shrubland
6174-Tree Islands (core) Hydric Hammock Hydric Hammock FWT-Forested Wetlands
6174a-Tree Islands (lower stature) Hydric Hammock Hydric Hammock IFWT-Forested Wetlands
6174b-Brush/Tree Islands Hydric Hammock Hydric Hammock FWT-Forested Wetlands
619-Exotic Wetland Hardwoods Hydric Hammock Hydric Hammock IFWT-Forested Wetlands
6191-Wet Melaleuca Hydric Hammock Hydric Hammock MEL-Melaleuca
620-Wetland Coniferous Forests
621-Cypress Cypress Cypress IFWT-Forested Wetlands
6211-Dwarf Cypress Dwarf Cypress Dwarf Cypress FWT-Forested Wetlands
6212-Cypress with Pine Cypress Cypress IFWT-Forested Wetlands
6215-Cypress Domes/Heads Cypress Cypress FWT-Forested Wetlands
6216-Cypress-Mixed Hardwoods Swamp Forest Swamp Forest IFWT-Forested Wetlands
6217-Cypress-Pines Cypress Cypress IFWT-Forested Wetlands
6218-Cypress-Melaleuca Infested Cypress Cypress MEL-Melaleuca
6219-Cypress with Wet Prairies Dwarf Cypress Dwarf Cypress IFWT-Forested Wetlands
622-Pond Pine Not Applicable Not Applicable FWT-Forested Wetlands
623-Atlantic White Cedar Not Applicable Not Applicable FWT-Forested Wetlands
624-Cypress-Pine-Cabbage Palm Hydric Flatwoods Hydric Flatwoods FWT-Forested Wetlands
625-Hydric Pine Flatwoods Hydric Flatwoods Hydric Flatwoods
628-Wet Pinelands Hydric Flatwoods Hydric Flatwoods IFWT-Forested Wetlands
630- Wetland Forested Mixed Swamp Forest Swamp Forest FWT-Forested Wetlands
640-Vegetated Non-Forested Wetlands IWET-Wet Prairie
641-Freshwater Marshes Marsh Marsh IWET-Wet Prairie
6411-Sawgrass Marsh Marsh ISAW-Sawgrass
6411a-Sawgrass-Tall Marsh Marsh SWT-Tall Sawgrass
6411b-Sawgrass-Dense Marsh Marsh SAW-Sawgrass
6411c-Sawgrass-Moderate Density Marsh Marsh ISAW-Sawgrass
6411d-Sawgrass-Sparse Wet Prairie Wet Prairie SAW-Sawgrass

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South Florida Vegetation Classification Scheme Crosswalks
6411e-Sawgrass/Cattail Mix-Dense Marsh Marsh IMIX-Sawgrass/Cattail Mix
6411f-Sawgrass/Cattail Mix-Sparse Wet Prairie Wet Prairie MIX-Sawgrass/Cattail Mix
6411g-Sawgrass/Cattail/Brush Mix Marsh Marsh IMIX-Sawgrass/Cattail Mix
6411h-Sawgrass/Broadleaf/Cattail Mix Marsh Marsh MIX-Sawgrass/Cattail Mix
6411i-Sawgrass/Brush Mix Marsh Marsh MIX-Sawgrass/Cattail Mix
6411i-Sawgrass/Brush Mix Marsh Marsh IMIX-Sawgrass/Cattail Mix
6412-Cattail Marsh Marsh CAT-Cattail
6412a-Cattail-Dense Marsh Marsh CAT-Cattail
6412b-Cattail-Moderate Density Marsh Marsh CAT-Cattail
6412c-Cattail-Sparse Marsh Marsh CAT-Cattail
6412d-Cattail/Brush Mixture Marsh Marsh CAT-Cattail
6413-Spike Rush Wet Prairie Wet Prairie WET-Wet Prairie
6414-Maiden Cane Wet Prairie Wet Prairie WET-Wet Prairie
6415-Mixed Graminoids Wet Prairie Wet Prairie WET-Wet Prairie
6416-Arrowroot Marsh Marsh WET-Wet Prairie
6417-Non-graminoid Emergent Marsh Marsh Marsh IWET-Wet Prairie
6418-Muhly Grass Wet Prairie Wet Prairie WET-Wet Prairie
6419-Maidencane/Spike Rush (Mixed) Wet Prairie Wet Prairie WET-Wet Prairie
642-Saltwater Marshes WET-Wet Prairie
6421-Cordgrass Wet Prairie Wet Prairie WET-Wet Prairie
6422-Needlerush Wet Prairie et Prairie WET-Wet Prairie
6423-Black Rush Wet Prairie et Prairie WET-Wet Prairie
6424-Common Reed Wet Prairie Wet Prairie WET-Wet Prairie
6425-Graminiod Tidal Marsh fidal Marsh WET-Wet Prairie
6426-Succulent Tidal Marsh fidal Marsh WET-Wet Prairie
643-Wet Prairies Wet Prairie Wet Prairie WET-Wet Prairie
6431-Wet Prairies-Sparse Wet Prairie Wet Prairie ~WET-Wet Prairie
6439-Wet Prairies with Pine Wet Prairie Wet Prairie WET-Wet Prairie
644-Emergent Aquatic Vegetation Water Water WET-Wet Prairie
6446-Floating/Floating Attached Emergents Water Water WET-Wet Prairie
6447-Broadleaf Emergents Marsh Marsh WET-Wet Prairie
6448-Leather Fern Marsh Marsh WET-Wet Prairie
6448-Other Mixed Non-Graminoids Marsh Marsh WET-Wet Prairie
645-Submergent Aquatic Vegetation Water Water WAT-Open Water
650-Non- Vegetated
651-Tidal Flats Water Water WAT-Open Water
652-Shorelines Water Water INVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable
653-Intermittent Ponds Water Water IWAT-Open Water
654-Oyster Bars Water Water IWAT-Open Water
700-Barren Land NVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable
710-Beaches other than Swimming Beaches Beach Beach NVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable
711-Mud Disturbed NVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable NVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable
720-Sand other than Beaches Beach Beach INVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable
730-Exposed Rock Not Applicable Not Applicable INVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable
731-Exposed Rock with Marsh Grasses Wet Prairie Wet Prairie IWET-Wet Prairie
740-Disturbed Land ILDU-Low Density Urban
741-Rural land in transition w/o positive indicators of intended activity Not Applicable LDU-Low Density Urban LDU-Low Density Urban
742-Borrow Areas Disturbed NVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable INVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable
743-Spoil Areas Disturbed NVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable INVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable
7431-Deer Islands Hydric Hammock Hydric Hammock
744-Fill Areas (Highways-Railways) Disturbed NVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable INVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable
745-Burned Areas Not Applicable NVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable INVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable

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South Florida Vegetation Classification Scheme Crosswalks

800-Transportation, Communication & Utilities
810-Transportation
811-Airports Disturbed IIDU-High Density Urban IHDU-High Density Urban
812-Railroads Disturbed IDU-High Density Urban IHDU-High Density Urban
813-Bus and Truck Terminals Disturbed HIDU-High Density Urban IHDU-High Density Urban
814-Roads and Highways Disturbed IDU-High Density Urban HDU-High Density Urban
8146-Primitive/Trails NVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable NVP-Non-Vegetated Permeable
815-Port Facilities Disturbed IIDU-High Density Urban IHDU-High Density Urban
816-Canals and Locks Disturbed WAT-Open Water WAT-Open Water
WAT-Open Water WAT-Open Water
817-Oil,Water, or gas Long Distance Transmission Lines Disturbed LDU-Low Density Urban ILDU-Low Density Urban
818-Auto Parking Facilities (not directly related to other landuse) Disturbed HIDU-High Density Urban IHDU-High Density Urban
819-Transportation Facilities Under Construction Disturbed I-DU-High Density Urban HDU-High Density Urban
820-Communications
821-Transmission Towers Disturbed LDU-Low Density Urban LDU-Low Density Urban
822-Communcation Facilities Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban IHDU-High Density Urban
829-Communication Facilities Under Construction Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban HDU-High Density Urban
830-Utilities
831-Electrical Power Facilities Disturbed IHDU-High Density Urban IHDU-High Density Urban
832-Electrical Power Transmission Lines Disturbed LDU-Low Density Urban LDU-Low Density Urban
833-Water Supply Plants Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban HDU-High Density Urban
8335-Pumping Stations
834-Sewage Treatment Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban IHDU-High Density Urban
835-Solid Waste Disposal Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban HDU-High Density Urban
839-Utilities Under Construction Disturbed HDU-High Density Urban HDU-High Density Urban
900-Special Classifications
910-Vegetation
911-Sea Grass Water Water WAT-Open Water
912-Periphyton Wet Prairie Wet Prairie IWET-Wet Prairie
913-Polygonum/Brush Mixture Not Applicable Not Applicable SHR-Shrubland
914-Shoebutton Ardisia IMesic Hammock Mesic Hammock IFUP-Forested Uplands
915-Java Plum Mesic Hammock Mesic Hammock FUP-Forested Uplands
916-Tropical Soda Apple Mesic Flatwood Mesic Flatwood IFUP-Forested Uplands
917-Leather Leaf Xeric Hammock Xeric Hammock FUP-Forested Uplands






















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South Flonda Vegetation Classification Scheme Crosswalks


South Florida Vegetation Classification Scheme Crosswalks

Crosswalks for 5 vegetation classification schemes used in south Florida: 1. Everglades Vegetation Classification System (EVSC, South Florida National Parks), 2. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC), 3. Florida Gap Analysis
Project (FLGAP, US Geological Survey), 4. Flonda Land Use and Cover Classification System (FLUCCS, Florida Department of Transportation and Water Management Distncts), 5. Multi-Species Recovery Project (MSRP, US Fish and Wildlife Service).
Class Scheme Descriptions
Florida Gap
Florida Land Use and Cover
FLUCCS/SWFFS/SFMM
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
MSRP Ecological Community
South Florida National Parks Vegetation System

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EVCS EVCS
FFWCC FFWCC
FLGAP FLGAP
FLUCCS FLUCCS
MSRP MSRP
SWFFS* SWFFS

FLUCCS/SWFFS/SFMM crosswalk prepared by Mike Duever, South Florida Water Management District.
For additional information contact:
Leonard Pearlstine or Frank Mazzotti
University of Flonda-FLREC; 3205 College Avenue; Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314; (954) 577-6300



IMSRP JFLGAP EVCS FLUCCS IFFWCC
ID Name VD Name D IName ID Name ID Name
High Pine 126 ISandhill Ecological Complex 1 _412 Longleaf pine xeric oak Sandhill
Florida Scrub 4 IXeric-Mesic Live Oak Ecological Complex S Scrub 322 Coastal scrub S and Pine Scrub
15 Sand Pine Forest SH Hardwood scrub 329 Other shrubs and brush X eric Oak Scrub
34 Groundsel-tree/ Marsh Elder Tidal Shrubland SB Shrublands 432 Sand live oak Shrub and Brush
35 Xerc Scrubland SBb IGroundsel bush
Scrubby Flatwoods 27 Broad-leaved Evergreen /Mixed Evergreen Shrubland S IScrub 320 Shrub and brushland Shrub and Brush
30 Gallberry/ Saw Palmetto/Titi Compositional Group SP ISaw palmetto scrub 329 Other shrubs and brush
SH Hardwood scrub
_SB Shrublands I SB
Scrubby High Pine 26 Sandhill Ecological Complex S IScrub 329 their shrubs and brushI Sandhll
35 Xeric Scrubland SH Hardwood scrub 412 Longleaf pine xeric oak Xeric Oak Scrub
SB IShrublands 421 Xeric oak
Beach Dune 40 Sea Oats Dune Grassland BCH Beaches 310 Herbaceous Coastal Strand
59 ISand/ Beach 652 Shorelines
7 ____10 Beaches other than swimming beaches
Coastal Strand 33 Coastal Strand BCH Beaches 310 Herbaceous coastal Strand
I b322 Coastal scrub
Maritime Hammock 5 Mesic-Hydric Live Oak/ Sabal Palm Ecological Complex FO Oak-sabal forest 310 Herbaceous :Coastal Strand
33 Coastal Strand FC Cabbage palm forest 322 Ioastal scrub Upland Hardwood Forest
400 IJUpland forests
420 Upland Hardwood Forests
425 temperate hardwood
427 Lve oak
428 ICabbage palm
Mesic Temperate Hammock 4 Xeric-Mesic Live Oak Ecological Complex FO Oak-sabal forest 400 [Upland forests Mixed Hardwood-Pine
5 Mesic-Hydric Live Oak/ Sabal Palm Ecological Complex FC ICabbage palm forest 414 Pine mesic oak Upland Hardwood Forest
14 Mesic-Xeric Mixed Pine/Oak/Hickory Forest Ecological Complex SH Hardwood scrub 420 Upland Hardwood Forests
15 ISand Pine Forest SVPIh Slash pines with hardwoods 421 Xeric oak
23 Dak pine hickory
19 Mixed Evergreen-Cold-deciduous Hardwood Forest 425 [emperate hardwood
24 Live Oak Woodland 427 Live oak
428 Cabbage palm
430 Upland Hardwood Forests Continued
431 Beach magnolia
432 Sand live oak
34 Hardwood conifer mixed
438 IMixed hardwoods

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South londa Vegetation Classification Scheme Crosswalks

439 Other hardwoods
442 Hardwood plantations
623 lAtlantic white cedar
Tropical Hardwood Hammock 2 Tropical Hardwood Hammock Formation FT Subtropical hardwood forest 420 Upland Hardwood Forests Fropical Hardwood Hammock
FP Paurotis palm forest 426 tropical hardwoods
433 Western Everglades hardwoods
438 Mixed hardwoods
439 Other hardwoods
Pine Rocklands 13 South Florida Slash Pine Forest SVPI Pine savanna 10 land coniferous forests Pineland
25 South Florida Slash Pine Woodland SVx Slash pine mixed with palms 1411 Pine flatwoods
SVPIh Slash pines with hardwoods 419 their pines
SSVPIc Slash pine with cypress___
Mesic Pine Flatwoods 13 South Florida Slash Pine Forest [SVPI Pine savanna 410 Upland coniferous forests Pineland
16 Mesic-Hydric Pine Forest Compositional Group SVx Slash pine mixed with palms 411 IPne flatwoods
25 South Florida Slash Pine Woodland SVPIh Slash pines with hardwoods 419 Other pines
SVPIc Slash pine with cypress 440 free plantations
441 Coniferous plantations
Hydrc Pine Flatwoods 13 South Florida Slash Pine Forest SVPI Pine savanna 411 Pine flatwoods Pineland
16 Mesic-Hydrlc Pine Forest Compositional Group SVPIc Slash pine with cypress
25 South Florida Slash Pine Woodland
ry Prairie 29 Dry Prairie Ecological Complex PPI Prairie with scattered pines 310 Herbaceous Dry Prairie
3Graminiod Dry Prairie Ecological Complex 320 Shrub and brushland
41 Wiregrass Grassland 321 Palmetto prairies
_____ 11 Pine flatwoods
Cutthroat Grass Communities 29 IDry Prairie Ecological Complex P IPrares and marshes 310 Herbaceous D ry Prairie
54 emperate Wet Prairie PEa Leather fern 320 Shrub and brushland Freshwater Marsh
PEo Other mixed non-graminids 321 Palmetto prairies
PI Prairie with scattered pines 411 Pine flatwoods
643 Wet prairies
Freshwater Marshes 36 St. Johns Wort Shrubland Compositional Group [SVC Cypress savanna 329 Other shrubs and brush Freshwater Marsh
42 Graminold Emergent Marsh Compositional Group SVCd Dwarf cypress 620 Wetland Coniferous Forests Cypress Swamp
43 Sawgrass Marsh ISVCpl Cypress with pine 621 Cypress
44Splkerush Marsh P IPralnes and marshes 6219 Cypress with wet prairies
46 Cattall Marsh Compositional Group PG Graminod prairie/marsh 640 Vegetated Non-forested wetlands
53 Dwarf Cypress Prairie PGc Sawgrass 641 Freshwater marshes
55 Maldencane Marsh PGe Spike rush 6411 Freshwater marshes sawgrass
56 Forb Emergent Marsh PGp Common reed 6412 Freshwater marshes cattail
57 Water Illy or Floating Leaved Vegetation PGa IMaldencane 644 Emergent aquatic vegetations
58 Perphyton PGw IMaldencane-splke rush 731 Exposed rock with marsh grasses
PGx Mixed graminolds
PE _Non-graminoid emergent marsh
PEb Broadleaf emergents
PEf Floating/floating attached emergents
PEo Other mixed non-graminids
PC Cattail marsh
Wet Prairies 28 Flooded Broad-leaved Evergreen / Mixed Evergreen Shrubland FC Cabbage palm forest 321 Palmetto prairies Freshwater Marsh
Ecological Complex I
37 Flooded Cold-deciduous shrubland Ecological Complex SS Bay-hardwood scrub 16172 VMixed wetland hardwoods mixed shrubs Shrub Swamp
42 Graminoid Emergent Marsh Compositional Group SVPM Palm savanna 6219 Cypress with wet prairies
45 Muhly Grass Marsh IP Pranres and marshes 1640 Vegetated Non-forested wetlands
148 Sand Cordgrass Grassland PG IGraminold prairie/marsh 1643 Wet prairies
52 Sparsely Wooded Wet Prairie Compositional Group PGm IMuhly grass 6439 Wet prairies with pine
54 Temperate Wet Prairie PGs Cordgrass 731 Exposed rock with marsh grasses
PGp Common reed
PGx rMixed graminolds
PEa Leather fern
PEo 1Other mixed non-graminids
SBs Willow
SBf Pop ash
SBm IWax myrtle
SBc Buttonbush
SB1 IPnmrose
SBy Cocoplum
SBa Pond Apple
EA __Shoebutton ardisla _
Flowing Water Swamps 3 ISemi-decidous/Evergreen Tropical/Subtropical Swamp Forest FS Swamp forest 329 Other shrubs and brush I reshwater Marsh
6 Bay/Gum/Cypress Ecological Complex FSh Mixed hardwood swamp forest 413 Sand pine I press Swamp

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South Flonda Vegetation Classification Scheme Crosswalks

17 Swamp Forest Ecological Complex FSc Cypress strands _421 Xerc oak i Hardwood Swamp
18 Cypress Forest Compositional Group FSd Cypress domes/heads 1610 Wetland Hardwood Forests IBay Swamp
30 Gallberry/ Saw Palmetto/Titi Compositional Group FSx Cypress-mixed hardwoods 611 Bay Swamps Shrub Swamp
FSa Mixed hardwoods, cypress and pine 613 Gum swamps I Bottomland Hardwood Forest
FSCpi Cypress-pines 614 liti swamps Shrub and Brush
FSb Bayhead 615 Stream and lake swamps (bottomland)
S Scrub 617 Mixed wetland hardwoods
SP Saw palmetto scrub 6171 Mixed wetland hardwoods willows
SH Hardwood scrub 620 Wetland Coniferous Forests
SVC Cypress savanna 1621 Cypress
SVCd Dwarf cypress 6219 Cypress with wet prairies
SVCpi Cypress with pine 622 Pond pine
SSB Shrublands 630 [Wetland forested mixed
Pond Swamps 3 Semi-decidous/Evergreen Tropical/Subtropical Swamp Forest FS Swamp forest 610 Wetland Hardwood Forests C press Swamp
6 Bay/Gum/Cypress Ecological Complex FSh Mixed hardwood swamp forest 611 Bay Swamps Hardwood Swamp
17 Swamp Forest Ecological Complex FSc Cypress strands 613 Gum swamps I Bay Swamp
18 Cypress Forest Compositional Group FSd Cypress domes/heads 515 Stream and lake swamps (bottomland) Shrub Swamp
28 Flooded Broad-leaved Evergreen / Mixed Evergreen Shrubland FSx Cypress-mixed hardwoods 617 Mixed wetland hardwoods Bottomland Hardwood Forest
Ecological Complex
53 Dwarf Cypress Prairie FSa Mixed hardwoods, cypress and pine 6171 IMixed wetland hardwoods willows
FSCpi Cypress-pines 6172 Mixed wetland hardwoods mixed shrubs
FSb Bayhead 620 Vetland Coniferous Forests
SS Bay-hardwood scrub 621 Cypress
SBf Pop ash 522 Pond pine
SB1 Primrose 630 Wetland forested mixed
SBy ICocoplum
SBa Pond Apple
-EA IShoebutton ardisla
Seepage Swamps 3 Semi-decidous/Evergreen Tropical/Subtropical Swamp Forest IFS 6Swamp forest 610 Wetland Hardwood Forests Hardwood Swamp
7 Loblolly Bay Forest ISh IMxed hardwood swamp forest 511 Bay Swamps Bay Swamp
17 Swamp Forest Ecological Complex FSx Cypress-mixed hardwoods 515 Stream and lake swamps (bottomland) Bottomland Hardwood Forest
Sa IMixed hardwoods, cypress and pine 517 Mixed wetland hardwoods
FSb Bayhead 6171 Mixed wetland hardwoods willows
630 Wetland forested mixed
Mangroves 9 Mixed Mangrove Forest Formation FM Mangrove forest 512 Mangrove swamps Mangrove Swamp
10 Black Mangrove Forest FMa Black mangrove forest
11 jRed Mangrove Forest FM1 White mangrove forest
20 IButtonwood Woodland FMlb White mangrove or buttonwood forest
21 Mixed Mangrove Woodland FMr Red mangrove forest
22 Black Mangrove Woodland FMx IMixed mangrove forest
23 Red Mangrove Woodland FB Buttonwood forest
32 Dwarf Mangrove Ecological Complex SM Mangrove scrub
SMr Red mangrove scrub
Sma Black mangrove scrub
SM1 White mangrove scrub
SMIb White mangrove or buttonwood scrub
SMx Mixed mangrove scrub
__O Lather leaf
Coastal Salt Marsh 38 Saltwort/ Glasswort Ecological Complex P IPranres and marshes 640 /egetated Non-forested wetlands Coastal Saltmarsh
47 Salt Marsh Ecological Complex jPGj Black rush 642 Saltwater marshes
49 Black needle Rush Marsh PGs Cordgrass
50 Saltmarsh Cordgrass Marsh PH Halophytic herbaceous prairie
1 Saltmeadow Cordgrass/ Salt Grass Salt Marsh PHg Halophytic graminold prairie
PHs Halophytic succulent prairie
Seagrasses 0 Background 540 Bays and Estuaries
541 Embayments opening
542 Embayments not opening
654 Pyster bars
Nearshore and Midshelf Reefs 0 Background 540 Bays and Estuaries
541 Embayments opening
S542 Embayments not opening
S6_54 Pyster bars






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