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Shade Plants

Craig N. Huegel, Ph.D. spoke to our meeting on October 28, 2016. His topic was "Landscaping In The Shade With Florida Native Plants".His newest book is NATIVE FLORIDA PLANTS FOR SHADY LANDSCAPES, University of Florida Press

Subcanopy Trees  Temperate Florida 

  • Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida 
  • Fringe Tree Chionanthus virginicus  
  • Silverbell Halesia spp. 
  • Red Buckeye Aesculus pavia 
  • Parsley Haw Crataegus marshallii 
  • Flatwoods Plum Prunus umbellata 
  • Wild Cinnamon Bark Canella winterana 
  • Stoppers Eugenia spp. 
  • Blolly Guapira dis color 
  • Black Ironwood Black Ironwood 

Shrubs Temperate Florida 

  • Pipestem Agarista populifolia
  • Oakleaf Hydrangea Hydrangea quercifolia 
  • Needle Palm Needle Palm 
  • Azaleas Rhododendron spp.
  • Shrubs  Subtropical Florida 
  • Firebush Hamelia patens 
  • Coffees Psychotria spp. 

Grasses

  • Inland River oats 
  • Basketgrass Oplismenus hirtellus 

Wildflowers 

  • Trillium  
  • Bloodroot Sanguineria canadensis 
  • Jack-in-the-Pulpit Arisaema triphyllum 
  • Elephant’s Foot  Elephantopus elatus 
  • Tampa verbena Glandularia tampensis
  • Pale Woodland Sunflower Helianthus strumosus 
  • Cooley’s Justicia Justicia cooleyi 
  • St. Andrew’s Cross Hypericum hypericoides
  • Partridgeberry Mitchella repens 
  • Wild Petunia Ruellia caroliniensis 
  • Red Salvia Salvia coccinea 
  • Lyre-leaved Sage  Salvia lyrata 
  • Bear’s Paw/Hairy Leafcup Smallanthus uvedalia 
  • Spiderwort Tradescantia ohiensis 
  • Frostweed/Winged Stem Verbesina virginica 
  • Giant Ironweed Vernonia gigantea 
  • Blue violet Viola soraria 
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