Cone-bearing Trees and Shrubs of Florida

There are 14 species of native Gymnosperms or cone-bearing trees and shrubs in Florida. The largest family in this group is that of the pines, but cypress, yews, and even a species of the ancient cycads is represented. The links below will take you to pages with pictures and characteristics for each species.

Cupressaceae, the cypress family

Chamaecyparis thyoides Atlantic white cedar
Juniperus virginiana eastern redcedar
Taxodium ascendens pond cypress
Taxodium distichum bald cypress

Pinaceae, the pine family

Pinus clausa sand pine
Pinus echinata shortleaf pine
Pinus elliottii slash pine
Pinus glabra spruce pine
Pinus palustris longleaf pine
Pinus serotina pond pine
Pinus taeda loblolly pine

Taxaceae, the yew family

Taxus floridana Florida yew
Torreya taxifolia Florida nutmeg


Zamia pumila coontie