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Native Flags: South Florida: Miami Science Museum

To see the native trees of the Native Flags project,
please visit Native Trees at the Miami Science Museum website.

Visit the Miami Science Museum Wildlife Center, 3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL
to see the project's twelve native tree species and their respective


The 12 South Florida Native Tree Species

Cortada worked with eco-practitioners to select the twelve fast-growing native species to be used in the urban reforestation campaign aimed at helping re-grow our community's native tree canopy.  Below please see the 12 designs created by Xavier Cortada for the center of the project flag (click on their scientific name to see larger, color design). 


Cornocarpus erectus


Lysiloma latisliquum  

Bursera simaruba


 Simarouba glauca

Quercus virginiana

Ilex cassine

Coccoloba diversifolia


Chrysophyllum oliviforme

Coccoloba uvifera

Hamelia patens

Forestieria segregata

Psychotria nervosa

FIU College of Architecture + The Arts

Xavier Cortada
Florida International University
College of Architecture + The Arts
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 430
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Xavier Cortada's participatory art practice is based at Florida International University.


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