Florida Native Plants

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Native plants are often a good bet for the Florida gardener. A wide range variety could work in your landscape, from vines and groundcovers to shrubs, trees, and palms. Many can serve as good sources of food for wildlife.

Some popular natives in Florida include beautyberry, muhly grass, coontie, and Southern magnolia. Any of these sound familiar? You've probably seen them in your neighbors' landscapes or have them your own.

You can now find many improved selections of your favorite natives. Ask your local nursery what natives they have for the conditions in your landscape. Remember that natives, like all plants, are more likely to thrive when they're planted in the right place. Use them correctly, and your garden should flourish.

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Native Plants on Gardening Solutions

  • Bald Cypress
  • Beach Sunflower
  • Beautyberry
  • Black-Eyed Susan
  • Carnivorous Plants
  • Carolina Jessamine
  • Chickasaw Plum
  • Coontie
  • Columbine
  • Coral Bean
  • Coral Honeysuckle
  • Coreopsis: Florida's State Wildflower
  • Cycads
  • Fakahatchee Grass
  • Firebush
  • Florida Maple
  • Florida Pines
  • Florida Violets
  • Florida's Native Bromeliads
  • Florida’s Native Orchids
  • Gaillardia
  • Gumbo-Limbo Tree
  • Live Oaks
  • Longleaf Pine
  • Maypop
  • Muhly Grass
  • Native Azaleas
  • Native Plants
  • Native Trees
  • Oak Trees
  • Oakleaf Hydrangea
  • Pawpaw
  • Prickly Pear
  • Protecting Florida's Native Plants
  • Railroad Vine
  • Red Buckeye
  • Redbuds
  • Resurrection Fern
  • Saw Palmetto
  • Sea Grape
  • Scarlet Salvia
  • Sources of Native Plants
  • Southern Magnolia
  • Southern Shield Fern
  • Spanish Moss
  • Spiderwort
  • Star Anise
  • Swamp Lily
  • Swamp Mallow
  • Swamp Sunflower
  • Threatened and Endangered Plants
  • Walter's Viburnum
  • Wax Myrtle
  • Wildflowers in the Garden
  • Yucca

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