Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Native Plant Nursery

The Native Plant Nursery is a retail nursery, open to the public. We sell 100% native Florida plants appropriate for the southwest Florida region. We operate as a department of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF), a private, non-profit organization. As such, all sales from the nursery support the mission and goals of SCCF in the "preservation of natural resources and wildlife habitat on and around Sanibel and Captiva." We offer a full range of nursery and landscaping services, including one-on-one home consultations, landscape design services, and plant installation. Feel free to contact us for special requests or when searching for hard-to-find Florida native species.


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Acacia farnesiana
Huisache, Sweet acacia, Mealy wattle

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

Acer rubrum
Red maple, Scarlet maple

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

Acoelorrhaphe wrightii
Everglades palm

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water:

Annona glabra
Pond apple

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Ardisia escallonoides
Island marlberry, Marbleberry, Marlberry

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

Avicennia germinans
Black mangrove

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

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

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

Batis maritima
Turtleweed, Seaside saltwort

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

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

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

Byrsonima lucida
Locust Berry, Long Key locustberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
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:

Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum
Chile pequin, Bird pepper, Turkey pepper, Cayenne pepper

Duration: Annual
Habit: Subshrub
Light:
Water:

Cephalanthus occidentalis
Common buttonbush, Buttonbush, Button willow

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

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:

Chrysophyllum oliviforme
Satinleaf

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

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

Clusia rosea
Scotch attorney

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

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:

Coccothrinax argentata
Florida silver palm

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Conocarpus erectus
Button mangrove, Buttonwood

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

Coreopsis leavenworthii
Common Tickseed, Leavenworth's tickseed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

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

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

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

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:

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:

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:

Fraxinus caroliniana
Carolina ash, Pop Ash

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Shade
Water:

Gaillardia pulchella
Firewheel, Indian Blanket

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

Gossypium hirsutum
Upland cotton

Duration: Annual
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Hamelia patens
Scarletbush, Firebush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water:

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

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water:

Heliotropium angiospermum
Scorpion's-tail, Scorpion-tail

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

Heterotheca subaxillaris
Camphorweed, Camphor Weed

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

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

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

Hymenocallis latifolia
Perfumed spiderlily, Perfumed spider-lily

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

Ilex cassine
Dahoon

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

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:

Iris virginica
Virginia iris, Great Blue Flag, Southern blueflag

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

Jacquinia keyensis
Joewood

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Juncus effusus
Common rush, Soft Rush

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

Juncus roemerianus
Black needlerush, Needlegrass rush

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

Juniperus virginiana
Eastern red cedar, Eastern redcedar, Virginia juniper

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

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

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

Laguncularia racemosa
White mangrove

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

Lantana involucrata
Buttonsage, Button-sage

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

Lonicera sempervirens
Coral honeysuckle, Trumpet honeysuckle, Woodbine

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

Lyonia lucida
Fetterbush lyonia, Shinyleaf, Fetterbush, Staggerbush

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

Lysiloma latisiliquum
Bahama Lysiloma, False tamarind

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Magnolia virginiana
Sweetbay, Sweetbay magnolia, Swampbay, Swamp magnolia, Small magnolia, Beaver tree

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

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

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

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

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

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Part-shade
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

Orontium aquaticum
Goldenclub, Neverwet

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

Osmunda cinnamomea
Cinnamon fern

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

Osmunda regalis
Royal fern

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

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

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

Paspalum distichum
Knotgrass

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

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

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

Persea borbonia
Redbay, Red bay

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

Persea palustris
Swamp bay, Swampbay

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

Phyla nodiflora
Texas frogfruit, Turkey tangle fogfruit, Frogfruit

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

Pinus elliottii
Slash pine

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

Piscidia piscipula
Florida Fish-poison Tree, Florida fishpoison tree

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Pityopsis graminifolia
Narrowleaf silkgrass, Golden aster

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

Pontederia cordata
Pickerelweed, Pickerel rush

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

Psychotria nervosa
Seminole balsamo, Wild coffee

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

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

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

Rayjacksonia phyllocephala
Camphor daisy

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Rhapidophyllum hystrix
Needle palm, Blue palmetto

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

Rhizophora mangle
Red mangrove

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

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

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

Sabal minor
Dwarf palmetto, Palmetto, Bush palmetto

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

Sabal palmetto
Cabbage palmetto, Cabbage palm

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

Sagittaria lancifolia
Lanceleaf Arrowhead, Duck-potato, Bulltongue arrowhead

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

Sagittaria latifolia
Broadleaf arrowhead, Arrowhead, Duckroot, Duck-potato, Wapato

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

Salix caroliniana
Coastal plain willow

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

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

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:

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:

Silphium asteriscus
Starry rosinweed

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light:
Water:

Simarouba glauca
Paradisetree

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
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

Solidago sempervirens
Seaside goldenrod

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

Sophora tomentosa
Yellow necklacepod, Yellow sophora, Necklace pod, Tambalisa

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

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

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

Suriana maritima
Bay cedar, Bay-cedar

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Swietenia mahagoni
West Indian mahogany

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water:

Taxodium ascendens
Pond cypress

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

Taxodium distichum
Bald cypress, Baldcypress, Common bald cypress, Southern bald cypress, Deciduous cypress

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

Thalia geniculata
Arrow root, Bent alligator-flag

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

Thelypteris kunthii
Wood fern, River fern, Southern shield fern, Kunth's maiden fern, Normal shield fern

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

Tradescantia ohiensis
Bluejacket, Ohio spiderwort

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

Trichostema dichotomum
Forked bluecurls, Blue curls

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

Tripsacum dactyloides
Eastern gamagrass, Fakahatchee grass

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

Uniola paniculata
Sea Oats, Seaoats

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

Woodwardia areolata
Netted chainfern, Chain fern, Netted chain fern

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Fern
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

Yucca aloifolia
Aloe yucca, Spanish dagger

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

Zamia pumila
Coontie, Florida arrowroot

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

Zanthoxylum fagara
Lime prickly ash, Colima

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

Zephyranthes atamasca
Atamasco lily, Rain lily

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