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Plant Identification Resources

In order to effectively perform lake sampling using the Lake Vegetative Index (LVI), it is imperative to know the aquatic plants that are likely to be encountered. This page is intended to be a repository for helpful information to use in the identification of commonly encountered aquatic plants. It is NOT intended to replace the need for more formal field and classroom training.

Aquatic Plant Newsletters

Field Keys

Streamlined dichotomous keys for use in LVI sampling. These keys include only the most commonly observed species in Florida lakes or lake margins, and are not intended to replace all need for more comprehensive taxonomic keys. 

Plant Identification Presentations

DEP Plant Identification Presentations

Plant Identification Links 

Herbarium Preparation

Miscellaneous Information

Last Modified:
February 8, 2024 - 1:08pm

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