About Us

Floridaseeds was started by Raphael Gottlieb in Gainesville, Florida. I am from New Jersey and I moved to Florida to get a degree in botany (plant science) from the University of Florida, which is in Gainesville. I am also an artist and I worked for the UF Horticulture Dept. as a botanical illustrator where I drew plants for various publications. One of the publications is used as a textbook for horticulture classes. This book, "Landscape Plants for Subtropical Climates', is published by the University Press of Florida. Another publication, which is a monograph about the genus Jatropha, is published by the New York Botanical Garden Press. In the Artwork gallery are some illustrations that I created for both of these publications.