Florida Native Plants


Grass Identification

Shade Plants

Suggestions from Craig Huegel


Sabal Palm: Florida State TreeState Tree. The sabal palm (Sabal palmetto) is the most widely distributed palm in Florida. It grows in almost any soil and has many uses, including food, medicine, and landscaping.

Presentation by Lisa Dougherty from Boggy Creek Trees


Ground Cover 


We have a limited number of plants on our web site. The Florida Native Plant Society keeps an extensive data base of our state's natives with pictures and growing requirements.

If you know the scientific or common name of a plant you can look it up on the Atlas of Florida Plants. The Atlas contains over 4000 native and naturalized plants showing where they have been found, and often with pictures.


St. John's Water District keeps an online database of water wise plants. You can search by flower color, growth requirements, and other helpful characteristics. So if you want a yellow flower that grows in the sun, give it a try.

Go to our Downloads area to get lists of plants for our area.

Plants used in Steve's yard by Al and Joan.

These photos were included in the video Transformation of a Residential Turfgrass Lawn into a Central Florida Native Plant Landscape that was shown at the Florida Native Plant Society 2015 Conference in Tallahassee.


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Published on  04.03.2018