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
Acacia farnesiana Huisache, Texas huisache, Sweet acacia, Perfume acacia, Mealy acacia, Mealy wattle, Cassie Perennial Tree Sun Dry
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 Part-shade Moist
Arnoglossum ovatum Ovateleaf cacalia Perennial Herb
Asclepias humistrata Pinewoods milkweed, Sandhill milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Asclepias incarnata Swamp milkweed, Pink Milkweed Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Asclepias lanceolata Fewflower milkweed, Few-flower milkweed, Red milkweed Perennial Herb Sun Wet
Asclepias perennis Aquatic milkweed Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Asclepias tuberosa Butterflyweed, Butterfly milkweed, Orange milkweed, Pleurisy root, Chigger flower Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Asclepias verticillata Whorled milkweed, Eastern whorled milkweed Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Asimina angustifolia Slimleaf Pawpaw Perennial Shrub
Asimina obovata Bigflower pawpaw, Florida dogwood , Scrub Pawpaw, Flag pawpaw Perennial Shrub, Tree
Asimina parviflora Smallflower pawpaw, Small-flower pawpaw, Dwarf pawpaw Perennial Shrub Part-shade
Asimina reticulata Netted pawpaw, Woolly pawpaw, Hairy pawpaw Perennial Shrub
Asimina triloba Pawpaw, Common pawpaw, Custard apple, Indian banana, Wild banana Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Athyrium filix-femina Common lady fern, Subarctic lady fern, Lady fern, Ladyfern Perennial Herb, Fern Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Avicennia germinans Black mangrove Perennial Shrub Sun Moist
Baccharis halimifolia Groundseltree, Sea-myrtle, Consumptionweed, Eastern baccharis, Groundsel, Groundsel bush, Salt marsh-elder, Salt bush, Florida groundsel bush Perennial Shrub Part-shade Wet
Bacopa monnieri Herb-of-grace, Water hyssop, Coastal Water-hyssop Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Balduina angustifolia Coastal plain honeycombhead, Yellow buttons Annual Herb
Baptisia alba White wild indigo, White baptisia Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Baptisia lanceolata Gopherweed, Pineland baptisia Perennial Herb Sun
Batis maritima Turtleweed, Seaside saltwort Perennial Shrub Sun Moist
Bejaria racemosa Tarflower, Flyweed, Flycatcher Perennial Shrub
Berlandiera subacaulis Florida greeneyes, Common Greeneyes Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Betula nigra River birch, Red birch, Black birch, Water birch Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Bidens laevis Smooth beggartick, Smooth bidens, Smooth bur marigold, Larger bur marigold Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Bignonia capreolata Crossvine Perennial Vine Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Blutaparon vermiculare Silverhead Perennial Herb
Boehmeria cylindrica Smallspike false nettle, Bog Hemp Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Boltonia asteroides Boltonia, White doll's daisy Perennial Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Borrichia frutescens Bushy seaside tansy, Ox-eye daisy, Sea daisy, Sea ox-eye Perennial Shrub Sun Moist
Bouteloua hirsuta Hairy grama Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Dry
Bursera simaruba Gumbo limbo, Gumbo-limbo Perennial Tree Sun
Byrsonima lucida Locust Berry, Long Key locustberry Perennial Tree
Cakile edentula American searocket Annual Herb
Cakile lanceolata Coastal searocket Annual Subshrub
Callicarpa americana American beautyberry , French mulberry Perennial Shrub Part-shade Moist
Callirhoe papaver Woodland poppymallow, Woodland Poppy-mallow Perennial Herb
Calycanthus floridus Eastern sweetshrub, Carolina allspice, Sweet shrub Perennial Shrub Part-shade Moist
Campsis radicans Trumpet creeper, Trumpet vine, Common trumpet creeper, Cow vine, Foxglove vine, Hellvine, Devil's shoestring Perennial Vine Sun Moist, Dry
Canna flaccida Bandanna of the Everglades, Golden canna Perennial Herb Sun Wet
Capparis cynophallophora Jamaica Caper Tree, Jamaican caper Perennial Shrub, Tree Part-shade
Capsicum annuum Chile pequin, Chile petin, Bird pepper, Turkey pepper , Cayenne pepper Annual, Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Carpinus caroliniana American hornbeam, Blue beech, Water beech, Musclewood, Ironwood Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist
Carya aquatica Water hickory, Bitter water hickory, Bitter hickory, Swamp hickory, Water pignut hickory, Water pignut, Bitter pecan Perennial Tree Part-shade Wet
Carya glabra Pignut hickory, Sweet pignut hickory, Coast pignut hickory, Pignut, Sweet pignut, Smoothbark hickory, Broom hickory, Red hickory, Swamp hickory, Switch hickory, Switchbud hickory Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
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Castanea dentata American chestnut Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Castanea pumila Allegheny chinquapin, Allegheny chinkapin, Chinquapin, Chinkapin Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Catalpa bignonioides Southern catalpa, Cigar tree, Indian bean Perennial Tree Part-shade Wet
Ceanothus americanus New Jersey tea, Redroot Perennial Shrub Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Celtis laevigata Sugar hackberry, Texas sugarberry, Sugarberry, Southern hackberry, Lowland hackberry, Hackberry, Palo blanco Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Celtis occidentalis Common hackberry, Northern hackberry, American hackberry, Nettle tree, Beaverwood, False elm Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Cephalanthus occidentalis Common buttonbush, Buttonbush, Button willow Perennial Shrub Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Ceratiola ericoides Sand-heath, Sandhill-rosemary, Florida-rosemary Perennial Shrub
Cercis canadensis Eastern redbud, Redbud, Duraznillo Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist
Chamaecrista fasciculata Partridge pea, Sleepingplant, Sensitive plant Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Chamaecrista nictitans ssp. nictitans Partridge pea, Sensitive partridge pea Annual Subshrub
Chamaecyparis thyoides Atlantic white cedar Perennial Tree Part-shade Wet
Chasmanthium latifolium Inland sea oats, Indian wood oats, Wild oats, River oats, Flathead oats, Upland Oats, Upland Sea Oats Perennial Grass/Grass-like Shade, Part-shade Moist
Chiococca alba Snowberry, West Indian Milkberry, David's Milkberry, Cahinca, West Indian Snowberry Perennial Shrub Shade, Part-shade Moist
Chionanthus virginicus White fringetree, Fringe tree, Snowflower tree, Flowering ash, Old man's beard, Grandfather graybeard, Grancy graybeard Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Chrysobalanus icaco Icaco coco plum, Icaco coco-plum Perennial Shrub Part-shade
Chrysophyllum oliviforme Satinleaf Perennial Tree Part-shade
Chrysopsis mariana Maryland goldenaster, Maryland golden-aster Perennial Herb Sun Wet
Cirsium horridulum Yellow Thistle, Horrid Thistle, Bristle Thistle Annual Herb
Clematis baldwinii Pine hyacinth Perennial Subshrub
Clematis crispa Swamp Leatherflower, Curly Clematis, Blue-jasmine, Curlflower, Curly Virgin's Bower, Marsh Clematis Perennial Vine Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Clematis virginiana Devil's darning needles, Virgin's Bower, Old Man's Beard Perennial Vine Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Clethra alnifolia Coastal pepperbush, Coastal sweet pepperbush, Coastal sweet pepper, Alderleaf pepperbush, Alderleaf clethra, Clethra, Summer sweet Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Cliftonia monophylla Buckwheat tree, Buckwheat bush Perennial Shrub Sun Wet
Clusia rosea Scotch attorney Perennial Shrub, Tree Sun, Part-shade
Coccoloba diversifolia Tie-tongue, Pigeon plum Perennial Tree
Coccoloba uvifera Seagrape, Seaside-grape, Sea grape Perennial Shrub Sun
Coccothrinax argentata Florida silver palm Perennial Tree
Cocculus carolinus Carolina snailseed, Carolina coralbead, Carolina moonseed, Red berried moonseed, Carolina red berried moonseed Perennial Vine Part-shade Moist
Conocarpus erectus Button mangrove, Buttonwood Perennial Shrub Sun Wet
Conoclinium coelestinum Blue mistflower, Wild ageratum, Blue boneset, Mistflower Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist
Conradina canescens False rosemary, Wild rosemary, Conradina Perennial Shrub Sun
Coreopsis gladiata Coastal plain tickseed, Coastal tickseed Perennial Herb Sun Wet
Coreopsis grandiflora Largeflower tickseed, Large-flower tickseed, Common coreopsis Perennial Herb Part-shade
Coreopsis lanceolata Lanceleaf coreopsis, Lance-leaved coreopsis, Lanceleaf tickseed, Sand coreopsis Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Coreopsis leavenworthii Common Tickseed, Leavenworth's tickseed Perennial Herb
Coreopsis nudata Georgia tickseed, Swamp coreopsis Perennial Herb Part-shade Wet, Moist
Cornus alternifolia Alternateleaf dogwood, Alternate-leaf dogwood, Pagoda dogwood Perennial Shrub Shade, Part-shade Moist
Cornus amomum Silky dogwood, Red willow, Silky cornel Perennial Shrub Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Cornus florida Flowering dogwood, Virginia dogwood, Florida dogwood, White cornel, Arrowwood, American boxwood, False box, St. Peter's crown, Corona de san pedro Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Cornus foemina Stiff dogwood, Swamp dogwood Perennial Shrub Part-shade Wet
Crataegus aestivalis Mayhaw, May hawthorn Perennial Shrub Part-shade Wet
Crataegus crus-galli Cockspur hawthorn, Cockspur thorn, Newcastle hawthorn, Newcastle thorn, Hog apple Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Crataegus flava Summer hawthorn, Yellow-leaf hawthorn, Yellowleaf hawthorn Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Crataegus phaenopyrum Washington hawthorn, Washington-thorn Perennial Shrub Sun Moist
Crataegus spathulata Littlehip hawthorn, Pasture hawthorn, Smallfruit hawthorn Perennial Shrub, Tree
Crataegus viridis Green hawthorn, Southern hawthorn Perennial Tree Part-shade Wet
Crinum americanum American crinum lily, Seven sisters, Swamp lily, Southern swamp lily, String lily, Crinum lily Perennial Shrub Part-shade Wet
Cyperus odoratus Fragrant flatsedge, Fragrant Sedge Annual Grass/Grass-like Sun
Cyrilla racemiflora Titi, Swamp titi, Black titi, White titi, Red titi, Leatherwood, Swamp cyrilla, American cyrilla, Burnwood bark, Palo colorado Perennial Tree Part-shade Wet
Decumaria barbara Decumaria, Climbing hydrangea, Woodvamp Perennial Vine Part-shade Moist
Dichanthelium commutatum Variable panicgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Moist
Dicliptera sexangularis Sixangle foldwing Perennial Herb
Diospyros virginiana Common persimmon, Eastern persimmon, Possumwood, Date plum, Winter plum, Jove's fruit Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Dirca palustris Eastern leatherwood, Western leatherwood, Ropebark, Wicopy Perennial Shrub Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Distichlis spicata Saltgrass, Coastal salt grass, Inland salt-grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Wet
Dodonaea viscosa Florida hopbush, Hopseed bush, Switch sorrel, Varnish leaf, Hopbush, Chapoliztle, Casol Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Dryopteris ludoviciana Southern woodfern, Florida shieldfern Perennial Fern Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Dyschoriste oblongifolia Oblongleaf snakeherb, Twin Flower Perennial Herb
Echinacea purpurea Eastern purple coneflower, Purple coneflower Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Eleocharis cellulosa Gulf Coast spikerush Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Eleocharis interstincta Knotted spikerush Perennial Grass/Grass-like
Equisetum hyemale Scouringrush horsetail, Horsetail, Canuela, Scouring rush Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Eragrostis spectabilis Purple lovegrass, Purple love grass, Purple plains lovegrass, Tumblegrass, Petticoat climber Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Moist
Erigeron quercifolius Oakleaf fleabane, Southern Fleabane Annual Herb
Ernodea littoralis Coughbush, Golden creeper Perennial Shrub Sun
Eryngium aquaticum Rattlesnake-master, Rattlesnakemaster, Snakeroot Biennial Herb Part-shade Wet
Eryngium yuccifolium Rattlesnake master, Button eryngo, Button snakeroot, Beargrass, Bear's grass Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Erythrina herbacea Coralbean, Cherokee bean, Red cardinal Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Eugenia axillaris White stopper Perennial Tree Part-shade
Euonymus americanus American strawberry bush, Strawberry bush, Brook euonymus, Hearts-a-burstin, Bursting heart, Wahoo Perennial Shrub Part-shade Moist
Eupatorium perfoliatum Common boneset Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Eustoma exaltatum Catchfly prairie gentian, Bluebell gentian, Western blue gentian, Blue marsh lily, Small bluebell, Catchfly gentian, Seaside gentian Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist
Euthamia caroliniana Slender goldentop, Slender fragrant goldenrod Perennial Herb
Fagus grandifolia American beech, White beech, Red beech, Ridge beech, Beechnut tree Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist
Ficus aurea Florida strangler fig, Strangler Fig Perennial Tree
Forestiera acuminata Eastern swamp privet, Swamp privet, Texas privet Perennial Shrub Part-shade Wet
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