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The Floristic Inventory of South Florida Database Online (FISF) provides data on more than 2500 vascular
plants in the 10 southernmost counties of Florida (Martin, Glades, Charlotte counties south to the Florida Keys). It was first
launched in 2001 and has been continuously updated since that time; it is underpinned by more the 375,000 occurrence records
derived from published and previously unpublished data, and original research by IRC staff members and our colleagues. The
FISF functions as both a scientific repository and a user-friendly tool to aid in learning about, conserving, and restoring
the native flora of South Florida. Information and images are provided not only on the vascular plants themselves, but on
their distributions within the more than 400 protected areas in the region, from very large conservation areas like Everglades
National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve, to very small but critically important conservation areas within the urban
and suburban matrix. Each native plant species has been ranked using a modification of the NatureServe ranking system, and
additional conservation information is added where possible. Our primary goals are to prevent local extinctions, restore
depleted populations and ecosystems, and improve the conservation system upon which the native flora depends. For how to cite
and a history of the FISF click here.