Plants of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

While it is often the animals – the corals, colorful fish, and other critters – that capture the imagination of visitors to Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, we can’t forget about the plants found in the Keys. Mangroves and seagrass, in particular, play a crucial role in the Florida Keys ecosystem and economy – and are unique, interesting, and beautiful in their own rights.

Take some time to learn about the plants you’ll encounter within the sanctuary, their role in supporting the ecosystem as well as the economy of South Florida, and what you can do to protect these valuable resources.


You can also learn more about plants living in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary by visiting the Florida Keys Encyclopedia of the Sanctuary.