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Broward College, Central Campus
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2014 URL: Print Guide Email Alerts
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Wildflowers @ BC

Wildlfowers Planted @ BC Central!

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Beach Sunflower
[Helianthus debilis]

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Black-eyed Susan
[Rudbeckia hirta]

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Blanket Flower
[Gaillardia pulchella]

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Blue Porterweed
[Stachytarpheta jamaicensis]

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Blue-eyed Grass
[Sisyrinchium atlanticum]

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[Asclepias tuberosa]

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Coral Honeysuckle
[Lonicera sempervirens]

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Florida Lantana
[Lantana depressa]

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Giant Ironweed
[Vernonia gigantea]

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[Conoclinium coelestinum]

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Purple Love Grass
[Eragrosits spectabilis]

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Sensitive Plant
[Mimosa strigillosa]

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Slender Gayfeather
[Liatris gracilis]

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Spotted Beebalm
[Monarda punctata]

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Standing Cypress
[Ipomopsis rubra]

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Tampa Verbena
[Verbena tampensis]

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[Coreopsis Ianceolata, leavenworthii]

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Tropical Sage
[Salvia coccinea]

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[Viburnum obovatum]

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Wand Goldenrod
[Solidago stricta]

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Wild Petunia
[Ruellia carolinesis]

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[Flaveria linearis, trinervia]


The 2009 NatureScape Emerald Award

Emerald Award

The Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department recognized several local businesses, government agencies and residents for their outstanding environmentally-responsible practices. Each winner received an Emerald Award trophy or a NatureScape Stepping Stone for their exceptional efforts in protecting the environment.

On Tuesday, April 13, 2010, The Broward County Board of County Commissioners presented trophies to the winners at a special ceremony; followed by a brief reception.

Emerald Stepping Stone

The 2009 NatureScape Broward Trophy Winners are:

  • Dr. Genevieve Chung, Broward College Central Campus Wildflower Project, Davie
  • Richard Allen and Steve Grzywacz, Oakland Park
  • Peter and Deborah Strelkow, RLA, ASLA - Strelkow Associates Landscape Archtecture, Pembroke Pines
  • Kelly Heffernan, South Florida Audubon Society'e Project Perch, Pompano Beach

Dr. Peggy Green and the Native Landscaping Project

A brief summation of the work of one of Broward College's most prolific sustainability advocates on BC's North Campus, specifically her native landscaping initiatives.


Broward College Central Campus Wildflower Map

Bldg. 2, Northeast – Sensitive plant, and Wild petunia

Bldg. 3, North – South Florida Upland mix: Giant ironweed, Purple love grass, Sensitive plant, Slender gayfeather, Wand goldenrod, Spotted beebalm, Standing cypress, and Tickseed

Bldg. 6, Southeast – Florida lantana, Sensitive plant, Tickseed, Wild Petunia, and Yellowtop

Bldg. 7, Northeast - Blue-eyed grass, Mistflower, Tropical sage, Wild Petunia

Bldg. 7, Northwest - Beach sunflower, Blanket flower, Blue-eyed grass, Calamint, Coral honeysuckle, Sensitive plant, Viburnum, and Yellowtop

Bldg. 7, South – Blue-eyed grass, Blue porterweed, Tropical sage, and Wild Petunia

Bldg. 7, Southeast – Blanket flower, Blue porterweed, Giant ironweed, and Tickseed

Bldg. 7, West – Black-eyed Susan, Blanket flower, Blue-eyed grass, Blue porterweed, Butterfly weed, Giant ironweed, Spotted beebalm, Tampa verbena, Tickseed, Tropical sage, and Yellowtop

Bldg. 13, South - Blanket flower

Bldg. 14, East – Butterfly garden

Bldg. 15, Southwest - Blanket flower, Blue porterweed, Tickseed, and Tropical sage

Bldg. 17, Northeast – Black-eyed Susan, Mistflower, and Sensitive plant

Bldg. 17, South - South Florida Upland mix

Bldg. 18, Northwest - Blue-eyed grass, Tampa verbena, and Tropical sage

Bldg. 18, South – South Florida Upland mix

Davie Road main entrance, median – Beach sunflower, Blanket flower, Blue porterweed, and Tropical sage

Image & Internet Sources

  • The Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
    The Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants provides users with a comprehensive searchable database of vascular plants in the State of Florida.
  • Flower Wildflower Foundation
    The Florida Wildflower Foundation’s mission is to protect and replenish native wildflowers while increasing public knowledge of them as vital members of the state’s delicately balanced ecosystems.
  • Florida Wildflowers & Butterflies
    See if your favorite wildflowers are good candidates for your garden, what kinds of butterflies they attract and how much water and sun they need; or find your favorite butterflies and discover how to attract them.
  • Institute for Regional Conservation
    The Institute for Regional Conservation (IRC) is dedicated to the protection, restoration, and long-term management of biodiversity on a regional basis, and to the prevention of regional extinctions of rare plants, animals and ecosystems.
  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildlfower Center
    Dedicated to educating people about the environmental necessity, economic value, and natural beauty of native plants.

Florida Native Plants (5 Min.)

If finding the time to dedicate to constant landscape maintenance is a problem, Florida native plants may be an answer for you. The Pinellas County Extension is part of a nationwide network of land grant universities and provides non-biased, research-based information to Pinellas County citizens. Pinellas County Extension serves as a bridge between the research labs of the University of Florida and the local community by providing educational opportunities for adults and youth. Website:


Contact Information:


Dr. Genevieve Chung

Professor, Biological Sciences
Broward College, Central Campus
Phone: (954) 201-6964


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