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.

Scientific Name Common Name Duration Habit Sun Water
Acer rubrum Red maple, Scarlet maple, Soft maple Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Acoelorrhaphe wrightii Everglades palm Perennial Tree Sun
Annona glabra Pond apple Perennial Tree
Ardisia escallonoides Island marlberry, Marbleberry, Marlberry Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Avicennia germinans Black mangrove Perennial Shrub Sun Moist
Bacopa monnieri Herb-of-grace, Water hyssop, Coastal Water-hyssop Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Batis maritima Turtleweed, Seaside saltwort Perennial Shrub Sun Moist
Borrichia frutescens Bushy seaside tansy, Ox-eye daisy, Sea daisy, Sea ox-eye Perennial Shrub Sun Moist
Byrsonima lucida Locust Berry, Long Key locustberry Perennial Tree
Callicarpa americana American beautyberry , French mulberry Perennial Shrub Part-shade Moist
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 var. glabriusculum Chile Pequin, Chile Tepin, Bird Pepper, Turkey Pepper, Cayenne Pepper Annual Subshrub
Cephalanthus occidentalis Common buttonbush, Buttonbush, Button willow Perennial Shrub Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Chiococca alba Snowberry, West Indian Milkberry, David's Milkberry, Cahinca, West Indian Snowberry Perennial Shrub Shade, Part-shade Moist
Chrysobalanus icaco Icaco coco plum, Icaco coco-plum Perennial Shrub Part-shade
Chrysophyllum oliviforme Satinleaf Perennial Tree Part-shade
Cladium mariscus ssp. jamaicense Jamaica swamp sawgrass, Jamaican Saw-grass, Saw-grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
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
Conocarpus erectus Button mangrove, Buttonwood Perennial Shrub Sun Wet
Coreopsis leavenworthii Common Tickseed, Leavenworth's tickseed Perennial Herb
Crinum americanum American crinum lily, Seven sisters, Swamp lily, Southern swamp lily, String lily, Crinum lily Perennial Shrub Part-shade Wet
Dodonaea viscosa Florida hopbush, Hopseed bush, Switch sorrel, Varnish leaf, Hopbush, Chapoliztle, Casol Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Equisetum hyemale Scouring-rush horsetail, Horsetail, Scouring rush, Canuela 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
Ernodea littoralis Coughbush, Golden creeper Perennial Shrub Sun
Erythrina herbacea Coralbean, Cherokee bean, Red cardinal Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Eugenia axillaris White stopper Perennial Tree Part-shade
Ficus aurea Florida strangler fig, Strangler Fig Perennial Tree
Forestiera segregata Florida swampprivet, Florida Privet Perennial Tree
Fraxinus caroliniana Carolina ash, Pop ash, Water ash, Swamp ash, Florida ash, Poppy ash Perennial Tree Shade
Gaillardia pulchella Indian Blanket, Firewheel, Girasol rojo Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Gossypium hirsutum Upland cotton Annual Tree
Hamelia patens Scarletbush, Firebush Perennial Shrub Sun
Helianthus debilis Beach sunflower, Cucumber-leaf sunflower, Cucumberleaf sunflower Annual Herb Sun
Heliotropium angiospermum Scorpion's-tail, Scorpion-tail Annual Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist
Heterotheca subaxillaris Camphorweed, Camphor Weed Annual Herb
Hibiscus coccineus Scarlet rosemallow, Crimson rosemallow, Wild red mallow, Texas star hibiscus Perennial Herb Sun Wet
Hymenocallis latifolia Perfumed spiderlily, Perfumed spider-lily Perennial Herb Shade Moist
Ilex cassine Dahoon Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Ipomoea imperati Beach morning-glory, Beach morning glory Perennial Vine
Ipomoea pes-caprae Railroad vine, Goat-foot morning glory, Bayhops, Beach morning glory Perennial Vine Part-shade
Iris virginica Virginia iris, Great blue flag, Southern blue flag Perennial Herb Sun Wet
Jacquinia keyensis Joewood Perennial Tree
Juncus effusus Common rush, Soft Rush Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Wet, Moist
Juncus roemerianus Black needlerush, Needlegrass rush Perennial Herb Sun Wet
Juniperus virginiana Eastern red cedar, Eastern redcedar, Virginia juniper, Red juniper, Pencil cedar, Carolina cedar, Red savin, Baton rouge Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Kosteletzkya virginica Virginia saltmarsh mallow, Virginia fen-rose, Saltmarsh mallow, Seashore mallow Perennial Subshrub Sun Moist
Laguncularia racemosa White mangrove Perennial Tree Part-shade Wet
Lantana involucrata Buttonsage, Button-sage Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Lonicera sempervirens Coral honeysuckle, Trumpet honeysuckle, Woodbine Perennial Vine Sun, Part-shade Moist
Lyonia lucida Fetterbush lyonia, Shinyleaf, Fetterbush, Staggerbush Perennial Shrub Shade, Part-shade Moist
Lysiloma latisiliquum Bahama Lysiloma, False tamarind Perennial Tree
Magnolia virginiana Sweetbay, Sweetbay magnolia, Southern sweetbay, Swampbay, Swamp magnolia, Sweet magnolia, Small magnolia, Laurel magnolia, White bay, White laurel, Swamp laurel, Beaver tree Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Mimosa strigillosa Powderpuff, Sunshine mimosa, Sensitive plant Perennial Shrub Moist, Dry
Monarda punctata Spotted beebalm, Spotted horsemint, Horsemint Annual Herb Sun Dry
Morella cerifera Wax myrtle , Southern wax myrtle, Southern bayberry, Eastern bayberry, Bayberry, Candleberry, Tallow shrub Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Muhlenbergia capillaris Gulf muhly, Hair-awn muhly, Hairy-awn muhly, Hair grass, Pink muhly Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Moist, Dry
Nuphar lutea Yellow pond lily, Yellow cow lily, Cow lily, Spatter dock, Wakas Perennial Herb Part-shade 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, Beaver root Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet
Opuntia humifusa Low prickly pear, Smooth prickly pear, Devil's tongue Perennial Cactus/Succulent Sun Dry
Orontium aquaticum Goldenclub, Neverwet Perennial Herb Part-shade Wet
Osmunda cinnamomea Cinnamon fern Perennial Herb, Fern Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Osmunda regalis Royal fern Perennial Herb, Fern Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Panicum amarum Bitter panicgrass, Beachgrass, Coastal panic grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Moist
Paspalum distichum Knotgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun
Passiflora incarnata Purple passionflower, Purple passion vine, Maypop, Apricot vine Perennial Vine Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Persea borbonia Redbay, Red bay, Sweet bay, Silk bay, Red bay persea, Laurel tree Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Persea palustris Swamp bay, Swampbay Perennial Shrub, Tree
Phyla nodiflora Texas frogfruit, Turkey tangle fogfruit, Frogfruit Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Pinus elliottii Slash pine Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Piscidia piscipula Florida Fish-poison Tree, Florida fishpoison tree Perennial Tree
Pityopsis graminifolia Narrowleaf silkgrass, Golden aster Perennial Herb Part-shade
Pontederia cordata Pickerelweed, Pickerel rush Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Psychotria nervosa Seminole balsamo, Wild coffee Perennial Shrub Part-shade
Quercus virginiana Coastal live oak, Southern live oak, Virginia live oak, Live oak, Encino Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Rayjacksonia phyllocephala Camphor daisy Annual Herb
Rhapidophyllum hystrix Needle palm, Blue palmetto Perennial Shrub Part-shade
Rhizophora mangle Red mangrove Perennial Shrub Part-shade Wet
Rhynchospora colorata Starrush whitetop, Star sedge, White-topped sedge, Whitetop sedge, Star rush Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun, Part-shade Wet
Rivina humilis Pigeonberry, Rouge Plant, Baby-peppers, Bloodberry Perennial Herb Part-shade Moist
Rudbeckia hirta Black-eyed Susan, Common black-eyed Susan, Brown-eyed Susan Annual Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Sabal minor Dwarf palmetto, Bush palmetto, Palmetto Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Sabal palmetto Cabbage palmetto, Cabbage palm Perennial Tree Part-shade
Sagittaria lancifolia Lanceleaf Arrowhead, Duck-potato, Bulltongue arrowhead Perennial Herb Sun Wet
Sagittaria latifolia Broadleaf arrowhead, Arrowhead, Duckroot, Duck-potato, Wapato Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet
Salix caroliniana Coastal plain willow Perennial Tree Part-shade
Salvia coccinea Scarlet Sage, Tropical Sage, Blood sage, Red Sage, Indian Fire Annual, Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Salvia lyrata Lyreleaf sage, Cancer weed Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis Common elderberry, Black elder, Mexican elderberry, Common elder, Elderberry, Tapiro, Sauco Perennial Shrub Part-shade Wet
Saururus cernuus Lizard's tail, Lizard tail, Breastweed, Water dragon Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Scaevola plumieri Gullfeed, Inkberry Perennial Shrub Part-shade
Serenoa repens Saw palmetto Perennial Shrub Part-shade
Sesuvium portulacastrum Shoreline seapurslane, Sea Purslane, Cenicilla Perennial Vine
Sideroxylon foetidissimum False mastic, Mastic tree Perennial Tree Sun
Silphium asteriscus Starry rosinweed Perennial Herb
Simarouba glauca Paradisetree Perennial Tree
Sisyrinchium angustifolium Narrowleaf blue-eyed grass, Narrow-leaf blue-eyed-grass, Bermuda blue-eyed grass, Blue-eyed grass Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Solidago sempervirens Seaside goldenrod Perennial Herb Sun Moist
Sophora tomentosa Yellow necklacepod, Yellow sophora, Necklace pod, Tambalisa Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Spartina patens Saltmeadow cordgrass, Salt-meadow cordgrass, Marsh-hay cordgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Wet
Suriana maritima Bay cedar, Bay-cedar Perennial Tree
Swietenia mahagoni West Indian mahogany Perennial Tree Sun
Taxodium ascendens Pond cypress Perennial Tree Sun Moist
Taxodium distichum Bald cypress, Baldcypress, Common bald cypress, Southern bald cypress, Deciduous cypress, Southern cypress, Swamp cypress, Red cypress, White cypress, Yellow cypress, Gulf cypress, Tidewater red cypress Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Thalia geniculata Bent alligator-flag, Arrow root Perennial Herb Part-shade
Thelypteris kunthii Wood fern, River fern, Southern shield fern, Kunth's maiden fern, Normal shield fern Perennial Fern Shade, Part-shade Moist
Tradescantia ohiensis Ohio spiderwort, Bluejacket Perennial Herb Part-shade Dry
Trichostema dichotomum Forked bluecurls, Blue curls Annual Herb Shade, Part-shade Dry
Tripsacum dactyloides Eastern gamagrass, Fakahatchee grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Moist
Uniola paniculata Sea Oats, Seaoats Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun
Vachellia farnesiana Huisache, Texas Huisache, Sweet Acacia, Perfume Acacia, Mealy Acacia, Mealy Wattle, Cassie Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Woodwardia areolata Netted chainfern, Chain fern, Netted chain fern Perennial Fern Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Woodwardia virginica Virginia chainfern, Virginia chain fern Perennial Herb, Fern Part-shade Wet, Moist
Yucca aloifolia Spanish dagger, Spanish bayonet, Aloe yucca Perennial Cactus/Succulent Sun Dry
Zamia pumila Coontie, Florida arrowroot Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Zanthoxylum fagara Lime prickly ash, Colima Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Zephyranthes atamasca Atamasco lily, Rain lily Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist