Florida Recommended

Commercially available native plant species suitable for planned landscapes in Florida. Visit our Suppliers Directory to locate businesses that sell native plants or seeds or provide professional landscape or consulting services in this state. Visit the Organizations Directory to locate native plant societies, conservation groups, governmental agencies, botanical gardens, arboreta, and other plant-related organizations in this state. Special thanks to the Association of Florida Native Nurseries for compiling this list.


Scientific Name Common Name Duration Habit Sun Water
Acer negundo Box elder, Box elder maple, Ash-leaved maple, Ashleaf maple, Red River maple, Fresno de guajuco Perennial Tree Sun Moist
Acer rubrum Red maple, Scarlet maple, Soft maple Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Acer saccharinum Silver maple, Soft maple, White maple Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Achillea millefolium Common yarrow, Western yarrow, Yarrow, Milfoil Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Acoelorrhaphe wrightii Everglades palm Perennial Tree Sun
Adiantum capillus-veneris Southern maidenhair fern, Common maidenhair fern, Maidenhair fern, Venus hair fern Perennial Fern Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Aesculus pavia Scarlet Buckeye, Red buckeye, Firecracker plant Perennial Shrub, Tree Part-shade Moist
Agarista populifolia Florida hobblebush, Tall fetterbush, Florida leucothoe, Agarista Perennial Shrub Shade
Ageratina jucunda Hammock snakeroot Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist
Aletris farinosa White colicroot, Colic root, Unicorn root Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Aletris lutea Yellow colicroot, Yellow Colic-root Perennial Herb
Allium canadense var. canadense Canada onion, Meadow garlic, Wild onion Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Allium canadense var. mobilense Meadow garlic, Wild onion Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Alnus serrulata Smooth alder, Hazel alder, Brookside alder, Tag alder, Common alder, Black alder Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Alternanthera maritima Seaside joyweed Perennial Herb
Ambrosia hispida Coastal ragweed, Beach Ragweed, Bay Geranium Perennial Herb, Subshrub
Amelanchier arborea Common serviceberry, Downy serviceberry, Shadbush, Juneberry, Junebush, Shadblow, Sarvis Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Amorpha fruticosa Indigo bush, False indigo bush, False indigo, Desert false indigo Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Moist
Amorpha herbacea Clusterspike false indigo, Cluster-spike Indigobush Perennial Shrub
Amsonia ciliata Fringed bluestar, Bluestar, Texas bluestar Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Amsonia tabernaemontana Eastern bluestar, Blue dogbane, Willow amsonia, Woodland bluestar Perennial Herb Part-shade Wet
Andropogon brachystachyus Shortspike bluestem Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Moist
Andropogon gerardii Big bluestem, Tall bluestem, Turkeyfoot Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Moist
Andropogon glomeratus var. hirsutior Bushy bluestem Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Andropogon ternarius Splitbeard bluestem Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Dry
Andropogon virginicus var. decipiens Broomsedge bluestem Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Anemone berlandieri Tenpetal Anemone, Tenpetal Thimbleweed, Windflower, Southern Anemone, Granny's Nightcap Perennial Herb Part-shade
Annona glabra Pond apple Perennial Tree
Apios americana Groundnut, Wild potato, Indian potato Perennial Vine Shade Wet, Moist
Aquilegia canadensis Eastern red columbine, Wild red columbine Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Aralia spinosa Devil's walking stick, Hercules club, Angelica tree, Pigeon tree, Shotbush, Prickly elder, Prickly ash Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Arisaema dracontium Green dragon, Dragonroot, Greendragon Perennial Herb Sun, Shade Moist
Arisaema triphyllum Jack in the pulpit, Indian jack in the pulpit, Jack-in-the-pulpit Perennial Herb Sun, Shade Wet, Moist
Aristida purpurascens var. tenuispica Arrowfeather threeawn, Hillsboro Threeawn, Hillsborough Threeawn Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Aristolochia tomentosa Woolly Dutchman's pipe, Common Dutchman's pipe Perennial Vine