Photo above ~ White Lead trees have small flowers that turn into long seed pods. The pods turn brown, open up and drop off with the seed then blowing in the wind.

The Brazilian Pepper male and female trees that have small white flowers with the female trees growing green berries in the summer that turn red during the holidays. Male trees do not develop berries. The sap of the Brazilian Pepper can cause a skin reaction in some people similar to poison ivy. A broken branch has a turpentine like scent.

Hernando County Comprehensive Plan

Community Appearance Ordinance & Landscaping with list of prohibited species soon to include White Lead trees

Chapter 13 Flood Ordinance ~ Flood Zones

Listed below are links to Florida State Statute and Hernando County ordinances, especially those that directly affect the residents of Hernando Beach.  Ordinances such as our Chapter 13 Flood Ordinance and the Noxious Species Ordinance. Posted here is a link to

Hernando County Government  and a link to Hernando County Commissioners.   

To open the links to State Statute or County Ordinances just click each button and it will open.  

Chapter 8 - Coastal Construction Code

Hernando County Flood Map Zones

How To Remove Lead & Brazilian Pepper trees

FEMA Highlights ASCE Standard 24

Hernando Beach Property Owners Association - Gulf Coast Waterfront Community

Click Button Below to Open the Full FEMA FMA Program File ~ PDF File

Link To Florida State Statute

Boats & Waterways Regulations/Ordinances

All Hernando County Code Of Ordinances

Photos ~ Far left - White Lead Tree

Right - Female

Brazillian Pepper Trees

With Green & Red Berries

Links to Florida State Statute & Hernando County Code of Ordinances

Click Button To Open a Synopsis Of The FEMA FMA Program  ~ PDF File

Click Button Below For National Flood Insurance Program Definitions

Chapter 6 - Animal Control Ordinance

Link To CFR 44  Federal Regulations