Florida Native Plants

In Jo's Yard - Jo discusses a different plant in her 2020 blog entries.

What's in Bloom? - photographs


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 



Three Native Yucca and How to Grow Them

Plant Lists

Florida Native Plant Society maintains a statewide list of native plants. You can search by location, plant type, plant characteristics and more.

Florida Friendly Landscaping is a database of plants that grow well in Florida, but are not invasive. You can search for Central Florida Plants and choose the growing characteristics you desire including if the plant is native.

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.

Natives for Your Neighborhood is a database for southern Florida natives. This resource has detailed information on specific plants.Many of the plants they cover are also good for central Florida. First you have to enter a southern zip code and there is a map below to help you choose an area. The plant list for that region is shown.

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.

FANN Florida Association of Native Nurseries - Looking to purchase native plants? You can search here for nurseries that sells the Florida grown native plants. 

Missouri Botanic Garden Plant Finder - An excellent resource to over 7,000 plants but not necessarily Florida natives, but many Florida plants are referenced.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Database - Another excellent resource which includes many Florida natives.

List of Florida Invasive Plants

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

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

Florida Invasive Plant LIstThese 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  06.07.2020

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