Florida - Central Recommended

Commercially available native plant species suitable for planned landscapes in Central 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 Florida Association of Native Nurseries for compiling this list.


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Aesculus pavia
Scarlet Buckeye, Red buckeye, Firecracker plant

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub, Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Ageratina jucunda
Hammock snakeroot

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Aletris lutea
Yellow colicroot, Yellow Colic-root

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Alternanthera flavescens
Yellow joyweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb, Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Alternanthera maritima
Seaside joyweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Ambrosia hispida
Coastal ragweed, Beach Ragweed, Bay Geranium

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb, Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Amorpha herbacea
Clusterspike false indigo, Cluster-spike Indigobush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Amphicarpum muehlenbergianum
Muhlenberg maidencane, Florida Peanut-grass, Blue Maidencane

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water:

Amsonia ciliata
Fringed bluestar, Bluestar, Blue funnel lily, Texas bluestar

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Andropogon brachystachyus
Shortspike bluestem

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Andropogon capillipes
Chalky bluestem, Wetland White Bluestem

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water:

Andropogon glaucopsis
Purple bluestem, Chalky Bluestem

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Andropogon glomeratus var. hirsutior
Bushy bluestem

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Andropogon ternarius
Splitbeard bluestem

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Andropogon virginicus
Broomsedge bluestem, Broom-sedge

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Andropogon virginicus var. decipiens
Broomsedge bluestem

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Ardisia escallonoides
Island marlberry, Marbleberry, Marlberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Aristida beyrichiana
Beyrich threeawn, Wiregrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water:

Aristida purpurascens var. tenuispica
Arrowfeather threeawn, Hillsboro Threeawn, Hillsborough Threeawn

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Aristida stricta
Pineland threeawn, Wiregrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Asclepias humistrata
Pinewoods milkweed, Sandhill milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Asclepias lanceolata
Fewflower milkweed, Few-flower milkweed, Red milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Wet

Asclepias tuberosa
Butterflyweed, Butterfly milkweed, Orange milkweed, Pleurisy root, Chigger flower

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Asclepias verticillata
Whorled milkweed, Eastern whorled milkweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Asimina angustifolia
Slimleaf pawpaw

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Asimina obovata
Bigflower pawpaw, Florida dogwood , Scrub Pawpaw, Flag pawpaw

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub, Tree
Light:
Water:

Asimina pygmea
Dwarf pawpaw, Gopher-berry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub, Shrub
Light:
Water:

Asimina reticulata
Netted pawpaw, Woolly pawpaw, Hairy pawpaw

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Baccharis halimifolia
Groundseltree, Sea-myrtle, Consumptionweed, Eastern baccharis, Groundsel, Groundsel bush, Salt marsh-elder, Salt bush, Florida groundsel bush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water: Wet

Bacopa monnieri
Coastal Water-hyssop, Herb-of-grace, Water hyssop

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Balduina angustifolia
Coastal plain honeycombhead, Yellow buttons

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Bejaria racemosa
Tarflower, Flyweed, Flycatcher

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Berlandiera subacaulis
Florida greeneyes, Common Greeneyes

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Bidens laevis
Smooth beggartick, Smooth bidens, Smooth bur marigold, Larger bur marigold

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Blutaparon vermiculare
Silverhead

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Borrichia frutescens
Bushy seaside tansy, Ox-eye daisy, Bushy seaside-tansy, Sea daisy, Sea ox-eye

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Bursera simaruba
Gumbo limbo, Gumbo-limbo

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water:

Callicarpa americana
American beautyberry, French mulberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Canna flaccida
Bandanna of the Everglades, Golden canna

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Wet

Capparis cynophallophora
Jamaica Caper Tree, Jamaican caper

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub, Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Carphephorus odoratissimus
Vanillaleaf, Vanilla Plant

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Celtis laevigata
Sugar hackberry, Hackberry, Sugarberry, Texas sugarberry, Palo blanco

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Cephalanthus occidentalis
Common buttonbush, Buttonbush, Button willow

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Shade, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Chamaecrista fasciculata
Partridge pea, Sleepingplant, Sensitive plant

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Chamaecrista nictitans ssp. nictitans
Partridge pea, Sensitive partridge pea

Duration: Annual
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Chiococca alba
West Indian milkberry, David's milkberry, Cahinca, Snowberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Chrysobalanus icaco
Icaco coco plum, Icaco coco-plum

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Chrysopsis gossypina ssp. gossypina
Cottony goldenaster

Duration: Biennial, Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Chrysopsis mariana
Maryland goldenaster, Maryland golden-aster

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Wet

Cladium mariscus ssp. jamaicense
Jamaica swamp sawgrass, Jamaican Saw-grass, Saw-grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Clinopodium coccineum
Scarlet Calamint, Scarlet Wild Basil, Red Savory, Red Mint Shrub, Scarlet Balm, Southern Calamint, Red Basil

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub, Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Coccoloba diversifolia
Tie-tongue, Pigeon plum

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Coccoloba uvifera
Sea grape, Seagrape, Seaside-grape

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water:

Conoclinium coelestinum
Blue mistflower, Wild ageratum, Blue boneset, Mistflower

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Conradina canescens
False rosemary, Wild rosemary, Conradina

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water:

Coreopsis gladiata
Coastal plain tickseed, Coastal tickseed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Wet

Coreopsis leavenworthii
Common Tickseed, Leavenworth's tickseed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Crataegus flava
Summer hawthorn, Yellow-leaf hawthorn, Yellowleaf hawthorn

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Crinum americanum
American crinum lily, Seven sisters, Swamp lily, Southern swamp lily, String lily, Crinum lily

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water: Wet

Croton punctatus
Gulf croton

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Diospyros virginiana
Common persimmon, Eastern persimmon

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Distichlis spicata
Saltgrass, Coastal salt grass, Inland salt-grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Wet

Dodonaea viscosa
Florida hopbush, Hopseed bush, Switch sorrel, Varnish leaf, Hopbush, Chapoliztle, Casol

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Dyschoriste oblongifolia
Oblongleaf snakeherb, Twin Flower

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Echites umbellata
Devil's potato, Rubber Vine

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Light:
Water:

Eleocharis cellulosa
Gulf Coast spikerush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Eleocharis interstincta
Knotted spikerush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Equisetum hyemale
Canuela, Horsetail, Scouring rush, Scouringrush horsetail

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Eragrostis spectabilis
Purple lovegrass, Purple love grass, Purple plains lovegrass, Tumblegrass, Petticoat climber

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Ernodea littoralis
Coughbush, Golden creeper

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water:

Eryngium aquaticum
Rattlesnake-master, Rattlesnakemaster, Snakeroot

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Wet

Eryngium yuccifolium
Button eryngo, Button snakeroot, Rattlesnake master, Beargrass, Bear's grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Erythrina herbacea
Coralbean, Cherokee bean, Red cardinal

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Eugenia axillaris
White stopper

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Eustoma exaltatum
Catchfly prairie gentian, Bluebell gentian, Western blue gentian, Blue marsh lily, Small bluebell, Catchfly gentian, Seaside gentian

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Euthamia caroliniana
Slender goldentop, Slender fragrant goldenrod

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Ficus aurea
Florida strangler fig, Strangler Fig

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Forestiera segregata
Florida Privet, Florida swampprivet

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Gaillardia pulchella
Firewheel, Indian Blanket

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Gaylussacia dumosa
Dwarf huckleberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Gelsemium sempervirens
Carolina jessamine, Yellow jessamine, Evening trumpetflower, Poor man's rope

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Helianthus angustifolius
Swamp sunflower, Narrowleaf sunflower, Narrow-leaved sunflower

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Wet

Helianthus debilis
Beach sunflower, Cucumber-leaf sunflower, Cucumberleaf sunflower

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Hibiscus aculeatus
Comfortroot, Big thicket hibiscus, Pineland hibiscus

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Hibiscus coccineus
Scarlet rosemallow, Crimson rosemallow, Wild red mallow, Texas star hibiscus

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Wet

Hibiscus grandiflorus
Swamp rosemallow, Swamp rose-mallow, Pink swamp hibiscus, Large-flowered hibiscus

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Wet

Hibiscus moscheutos
Crimsoneyed rosemallow, Crimson-eyed rose-mallow, Marshmallow hibiscus

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Hydrolea corymbosa
Skyflower, Tall Hydrolea

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Hymenocallis latifolia
Perfumed spiderlily, Perfumed spider-lily

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Shade
Water: Moist

Hymenocallis palmeri
Alligator lily

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Hypericum cistifolium
Roundpod St. Johnswort

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light: Sun
Water:

Hypericum hypericoides
St. Andrew's Cross

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Hypericum tetrapetalum
Fourpetal St. Johnswort

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Ilex ambigua
Carolina holly

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Ilex cassine
Dahoon

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Ilex glabra
Inkberry, Gallberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Ilex opaca
American holly, Christmas holly

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Dry

Ilex vomitoria
Yaupon, Yaupon Holly, Cassina

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub, Tree
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Ipomoea imperati
Beach morning glory, Beach morning-glory

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Light:
Water:

Ipomoea pes-caprae
Railroad vine, Goat-foot morning glory, Bayhops, Beach morning glory

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Ipomopsis rubra
Standing cypress, Texas plume, Red Texas star, Red gilia

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Iris hexagona
Dixie iris

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Iris virginica
Virginia iris, Great Blue Flag, Southern blueflag

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Wet

Juncus effusus
Common rush, Soft Rush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Wet, Moist

Juniperus virginiana var. silicicola
Southern redcedar, Southern red-cedar

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Kosteletzkya virginica
Virginia saltmarsh mallow, Virginia fen-rose, Seashore mallow, Salt Marsh-mallow

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Lachnanthes caroliana
Carolina redroot, Paint root

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Lantana involucrata
Buttonsage, Button-sage

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Leersia oryzoides
Rice cut grass, Rice cutgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water: Wet

Liatris elegans
Blazing star, Gay feather, Pink-scale gayfeather, Pinkscale blazing star

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Liatris spicata
Dense blazing star, Dense gayfeather, Marsh blazing star

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Liatris tenuifolia
Short-leaf gayfeather, Shortleaf blazing star

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Lilium catesbaei
Pine lily, Southern red lily, Catesby's lily

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Limonium carolinianum
Carolina sealavender, Sea lavender

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Wet

Lobelia glandulosa
Glade lobelia

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Wet

Lobelia puberula
Downy lobelia

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Lonicera sempervirens
Coral honeysuckle, Trumpet honeysuckle, Woodbine

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Ludwigia repens
Creeping primrose-willow, Floating primrose-willow, Water primrose

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Lyonia ferruginea
Rusty staggerbush, Dragon Tree, Tree lyonia, Staggerbush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Lyonia fruticosa
Coastal plain staggerbush, Poor-grub, Rusty lyonia

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Lyonia lucida
Fetterbush lyonia, Shinyleaf, Fetterbush, Staggerbush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Lythrum alatum var. lanceolatum
Winged lythrum, Lance-leaf loosestrife

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Magnolia grandiflora
Southern magnolia, Evergreen magnolia, Bull bay

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Marshallia graminifolia var. cynanthera
Grassleaf Barbara's buttons

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Mecardonia acuminata
Axilflower

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb, Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Mimosa strigillosa
Powderpuff, Sunshine mimosa, Sensitive plant

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water: Moist, Dry

Monarda punctata
Spotted beebalm, Spotted horsemint, Horsemint

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Morella cerifera
Wax myrtle, Southern bayberry, Candleberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Morus rubra
Red mulberry, Moral

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Muhlenbergia capillaris
Gulf muhly, Hair-awn muhly, Hairy-awn muhly, Hair grass, Pink muhly

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Myrsine cubana
Guianese colicwood, Rapanea

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Nectandra coriacea
Lancewood

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Nelumbo lutea
American lotus, Yellow water lotus, Yellow lotus

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Wet

Nuphar lutea
Yellow pond-lily, Cow lily, Spatter dock, Yellow cow lily

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Wet

Nymphaea mexicana
Yellow waterlily, Yellow Water-lily, Banana lily, Banana waterlily, Sun lotus

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Wet

Nymphaea odorata
American white water lily, Fragrant white water lily, Fragrant water lily, White water lily, Sweet-scented white water lily, Sweet-scented water lily

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Wet

Opuntia humifusa
Devil's-tongue, Low prickly pear, Smooth prickly pear, Prickly pear

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Osmanthus americanus
Devilwood, Wild olive

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Osmunda cinnamomea
Cinnamon fern

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb, Fern
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Oxypolis filiformis
Water cowbane

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Palafoxia integrifolia
Coastal plain palafox, Coastalplain palafox

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Panicum amarum
Bitter panicgrass, Bitter or coastal panic grass, Beachgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Panicum rigidulum var. pubescens
Redtop panicgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Panicum virgatum
Switchgrass, Wand panic grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Virginia creeper

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Passiflora incarnata
Purple passionflower, Purple passion vine, Maypop, Apricot vine

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Peltandra virginica
Green arrow arum, Tuckahoe, Arrow arum, Green arum

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Wet

Penstemon australis
Eustis Lake penstemon, Eustis Lake beardtongue, Slender penstemon, Slender beardtongue

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Penstemon multiflorus
Many-flower penstemon, Many-flower beardtongue, Many-flowered penstemon, Many-flowered beardtongue

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Persea borbonia
Redbay, Red bay

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Persea humilis
Silk bay

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub, Tree
Light:
Water:

Persea palustris
Swamp bay, Swampbay

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub, Tree
Light:
Water:

Phlox nivalis
Trailing phlox

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Phyla nodiflora
Texas frogfruit, Turkey tangle fogfruit, Frogfruit

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Physostegia virginiana
Fall obedient plant, Obedient plant, False dragonhead, Virginia lions-heart

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Pinus clausa
Sand pine

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Pinus palustris
Longleaf pine, Georgia pine

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Pinus serotina
Pond pine

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water: Wet

Pinus taeda
Loblolly pine, Old field pine, Bull pine, Rosemary pine

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Piriqueta cistoides ssp. caroliniana
Pitted stripeseed

Duration: Annual
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Pityopsis graminifolia
Narrowleaf silkgrass, Golden aster

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Pogonia ophioglossoides
Snakemouth orchid, Rose pogonia orchid, Snake-mouth orchid, Beard flower

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Wet, Moist

Polygonum hydropiperoides
Swamp smartweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Polygonum punctatum
Dotted smartweed

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Pontederia cordata
Pickerelweed, Pickerel rush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Prunus angustifolia
Chickasaw plum, Sandhill plum

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Prunus umbellata
Hog plum, Flatwoods plum

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water: Dry

Psychotria nervosa
Seminole balsamo, Wild coffee

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Pterocaulon pycnostachyum
Blackroot, Densespike Blackroot, Fox-tail, Coastal Blackroot

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb, Subshrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Quercus chapmanii
Chapman oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub, Tree
Light:
Water:

Quercus hemisphaerica
Darlington oak, Laurel oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Quercus incana
Bluejack oak, Sandjack oak, Upland willow oak, Cinnamon oak, Shin oak, Turkey oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub, Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Quercus laevis
Turkey oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water:

Quercus myrtifolia
Myrtle oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Quercus nigra
Water oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Wet

Quercus virginiana
Coastal live oak, Southern live oak, Live oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Rhexia alifanus
Savannah meadowbeauty

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Rhexia mariana
Maryland meadow-beauty, Pale meadow-beauty, Meadow beauty

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Rhexia petiolata
Fringed meadowbeauty

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Rhus copallinum
Winged sumac, Shining sumac, Flameleaf sumac, Mountain sumac, Dwarf sumac

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Rhynchospora colorata
Starrush whitetop, Star sedge, White-topped sedge, Whitetop sedge, Star rush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Wet

Rhynchospora latifolia
Sand-swamp whitetop sedge, Tall whitetop sedge, Whitetop sedge, Sand-swamp whitetop, Tall whitetop, Whitetop, Colorful rush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water: Wet

Rivina humilis
Pigeonberry, Rouge plant, Baby peppers

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Rudbeckia hirta
Black-eyed Susan, Common black-eyed Susan, Brown-eyed Susan

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Ruellia caroliniensis
Carolina wild petunia

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Sabal palmetto
Cabbage palmetto, Cabbage palm

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Saccharum giganteum
Sugarcane plumegrass, Giant plume grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Wet, Moist

Sagittaria graminea var. graminea
Grassy arrowhead

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Salix caroliniana
Coastal plain willow

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Salvia azurea
Pitcher sage, Big blue sage, Azure sage, Giant blue sage, Blue sage

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Salvia coccinea
Scarlet Sage, Tropical Sage, Blood sage

Duration: Annual, Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Salvia lyrata
Lyreleaf sage, Cancer weed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis
Common elderberry, Black elder, Mexican elderberry, Common elder, Elderberry, Tapiro, Sauco

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water: Wet

Sarracenia minor
Hooded pitcherplant, Hooded Pitcher-plant

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Saururus cernuus
Lizard's tail, Lizard's-tail, Breast weed, Water dragon

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Shade, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Scaevola plumieri
Gullfeed, Inkberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium
Little bluestem

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Schoenoplectus americanus
Chairmaker's bulrush, Olney three-square

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light:
Water:

Schoenoplectus californicus
California bulrush, California club-rush, Giant Bulrush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani
Softstem bulrush, Soft-stem club-rush, Great bulrush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Wet

Scirpus cyperinus
Woolgrass, Cottongrass bulrush, Marsh bulrush, Teddybear paws

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Wet

Scutellaria integrifolia
Helmet-flower, Rough Skullcap, Common Large Skullcap, Tall Skullcap

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Wet

Serenoa repens
Saw palmetto

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Sesuvium portulacastrum
Shoreline seapurslane, Sea Purslane, Cenicilla

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Light:
Water:

Sideroxylon foetidissimum
False mastic, Mastic tree

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water:

Sideroxylon tenax
Tough buckthorn, Tough bully

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Silphium asteriscus
Starry rosinweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Narrowleaf blue-eyed grass, Narrow-leaf blue-eyed-grass, Bermuda blue-eyed grass, Blue-eyed grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Sisyrinchium atlanticum
Eastern blue-eyed grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Wet

Solidago sempervirens
Seaside goldenrod

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Spartina patens
Marsh-hay cord grass, Salt-meadow cord grass, Saltmeadow cordgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Wet

Spiranthes odorata
Marsh lady's tresses, Fragrant lady's tresses

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Spiranthes vernalis
Spring lady's tresses

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Stylosanthes biflora
Sidebeak pencilflower

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Suriana maritima
Bay cedar, Bay-cedar

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Symphyotrichum dumosum
Rice button aster, White Bushy Aster

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Thalia geniculata
Arrow root, Bent alligator-flag

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Trichostema dichotomum
Forked bluecurls, Blue curls

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Shade, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Typha latifolia
Broadleaf cattail, Common cat-tail, Broad-leaf cat-tail

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Wet

Uniola paniculata
Sea Oats, Seaoats

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water:

Vaccinium arboreum
Farkleberry, Tree sparkleberry, Sparkleberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Vaccinium darrowii
Darrow's blueberry, Evergreen blueberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Vaccinium myrsinites
Shiny blueberry, Evergreen blueberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Vaccinium stamineum
Deerberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Vallisneria americana
American eelgrass, Water celery, Eelgrass, Tapegrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Wet

Verbesina virginica
Frostweed, White crownbeard, Iceplant, Iceweed, Virginia crownbeard, Indian tobacco, Richweed, Squawweed

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Vernonia gigantea
Giant ironweed, Tall Ironweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Viburnum nudum
Possumhaw viburnum, Possumhaw

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Viburnum obovatum
Small-leaf arrowwood, Walter's viburnum

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Viola lanceolata
Lanceleaf violet, Bog white violet

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Shade, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Woodwardia virginica
Virginia chainfern, Virginia chain fern

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb, Fern
Light: Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist

Ximenia americana
Tallow wood, Tallowwood

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Yucca aloifolia
Aloe yucca, Spanish dagger

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Yucca filamentosa
Adam's needle

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Zamia pumila
Coontie, Florida arrowroot

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Zanthoxylum clava-herculis
Hercules' club

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Zanthoxylum fagara
Lime prickly ash, Colima

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Zephyranthes atamasca var. treatiae
Atamasco lily

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Zizania aquatica
Annual wildrice, Wild Rice

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Wet