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Encyclopedia > University of South Florida Botanical Gardens

The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens (~15 acres) are located on the campus of the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, USA, and consist of 7 acres of developed gardens plus 6-9 acres of natural greenbelt. The gardens are open to the public during weekday business hours, and on shorter weekend hours. Admission is free. University of South Florida The University of South Florida, or USF, is a public university located in Tampa, Florida, with branch campuses in St. ... Tampas skyline For alternate meanings, see Tampa (disambiguation) Tampa is a city located in Hillsborough County on the west coast of Florida. ... The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America, the States, or (archaically) Columbia—is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ...


The Gardens were established in 1969, and in the early 1970s many of today's temperate, subtropical and tropical trees and shrubs were planted. During the late 1970's and 1980's, the palm garden, the wetland forest, and sand scrub beds were planted. New structures and demonstration gardens were built in the 1990s.


Today the gardens contain over 3,000 taxa of plants including: fruit trees, grasses, begonias, orchids, bromeliads, palms, aroids, gingers, carnivorous plants, cycads, cactus and succulent plants, an herb and scent garden, wetland forest, temperate forest, subtropical shade garden, and Florida upland scrub and sandhill habitats. In botany, a fruit is the ripened ovary, together with its seeds, of a flowering plant. ... In popular language grass means a short, green, ground covering or lawn, usually, but not necessarily comprised of a true grass or grasses, called turf. ... Species About 900 species; see text Begonia is a large genus of succulent herbs or undershrubs in the family Begoniaceae, with about 900 species in tropical moist climates, in South and Central America, Africa and southern Asia. ... Orchid re-directs here; for alternate uses see Orchid (disambiguation) Genera Over 800 See List of Orchidaceae genera. ... Genera See text Bromeliads include epiphytes, such as Spanish moss, and ground plants, such as the Pineapple. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A pitcher plant in flower, growing on a road cut in Palau A carnivorous plant is a plant that derives some or most of its nutrients (but not energy) by trapping and consuming animals, especially insects. ... Families Cycadaceae cycas family Stangeriaceae stangeria family Zamiaceae zamia family Cycads are an ancient group of seed plants characterized by a large crown of compound leaves and a stout trunk. ... Genera Many, see text A cactus (plural, cacti or cactuses) is a type of (usually) succulent plant belonging to the dicotyledonous flowering plant family, Cactaceae. ... A herb (pronounced urb in American English and hurb in British English) is a plant grown for culinary or medicinal value. ... A subtropical wetland in Florida, USA, with an endangered American Crocodile. ...


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University of South Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (553 words)
The University of South Florida, or USF, is a public university located in Tampa, Florida, USA, with branch campuses in St.
The university is the third largest in the state of Florida (after the University of Florida and University of Central Florida), with a fall 2004 enrollment of 42,950.
USF emerged as a major research institution during the 1990s, under the presidency of Betty Castor, and is currently considered one of the top universities in Florida.
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