Welcome to our web site!
is based on fifteen years of field work on this spectacular small
island and reveals an astonishing plant biodiversity of over 1300 wild
flowering plant species and 150 species of ferns squeezed into a rugged
620 square kilometers.
aim of the web site is to enable Saint Lucians to identify and
correctly name plants that they find. It is essentially a field
guide (see albums introduction
and not intended to take the place of herbarium specimens which
are essential for detailed examination. Hopefully people with an
interest in Caribbean botany in general might also find the site
Its worth having a look at the
slideshows which reveal the many faces of Saint Lucia - from the arid,
rocky Atlantic coast to the cloud covered, cold, elfin shrublands to
the magical rock gardens on the summit of Gros Piton.
Please feel free to contact us by email with any question, comments and corrections!
please note that requests for the export of plant material of any sort
must be addressed to the Department of Forestry as must be any proposed
all images are our own. Please contact us if you would like to use any
of them. We often have larger file sizes as well.
We have a Google group Plants of the Antilles
so again please contact us if you would like an invitation to join.
Roger Graveson and Melvin Smith, December, email@example.com@googlemail.com