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Natives For Your Neighborhood Plant List


Plants in Zip Code 33138


Below is a list of the cultivated native plants for this ZIP code. These plants, all within their natural ranges in this geographic area, are appropriate for use in landscaping here. By planting these native species, you can not only create a low-maintenance and sustainable landscape to enjoy, but you will also increase your contribution to the conservation and restoration of Florida’s environment. (For more on this, click here.)

To take gardening with natives a step further, you can learn about the native plant habitats that are appropriate for your area (click the back button to view a list of those habitats where available). As of 2022, these lists are available for South Florida and for some coastal upland ecosystems along the east coast. Where available, you can choose a habitat, and view a list of plants for that specific habitat or native ecosystem. This way, you can try your hand at restoring a native plant ecosystem in your yard or project site. Habitat lists also include some hard to grow natives and natives with narrow habitat requirements, such as strictly coastal or rare species, that may not be included on your main zip code list.

To view detailed information, including the horticultural requirements and landscaping uses of the plants as well as photos for most species, click on any plant name.

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Common Name Scientific Name

Trees
Bald cypress  Taxodium distichum
Black ironwood  Krugiodendron ferreum
Blolly, Beeftree  Guapira discolor
Cabbage palm  Sabal palmetto
Coastal Plain willow  Salix caroliniana
Dahoon holly, Dahoon  Ilex cassine
Gumbo-limbo  Bursera simaruba
Inkwood, Butterbough  Exothea paniculata
Lancewood  Nectandra coriacea
Laurel oak, Diamond oak  Quercus laurifolia
Paradisetree  Simarouba glauca
Persimmon, Common persimmon  Diospyros virginiana
Pigeonplum, Tietongue  Coccoloba diversifolia
Pond cypress  Taxodium ascendens
Pond-apple  Annona glabra
Red mulberry  Morus rubra
Satinleaf  Chrysophyllum oliviforme
South Florida slash pine  Pinus elliottii var. densa
Strangler fig, Golden fig  Ficus aurea
Sugarberry, Southern Hackberry  Celtis laevigata
Swamp bay  Persea palustris
Sweet-bay  Magnolia virginiana
Twinberry, Simpson’s stopper  Myrcianthes fragrans
Virginia live oak  Quercus virginiana
White stopper  Eugenia axillaris
Wild mastic, False mastic  Sideroxylon foetidissimum
Wild-lime, Lime prickly-ash  Zanthoxylum fagara
Willow-bustic, White bully  Sideroxylon salicifolium

Shrubs and Woody Groundcovers
American beautyberry  Callicarpa americana
Coastalplain St. John’s-wort Hypericum brachyphyllum
Coastalplain staggerbush  Lyonia fruticosa
Coco-plum  Chrysobalanus icaco
Common buttonbush  Cephalanthus occidentalis
Common snowberry, Milkberry  Chiococca alba
Coralbean, Cherokee bean  Erythrina herbacea
Elderberry, American elder  Sambucus nigra subsp. canadensis
Fetterbush  Lyonia lucida
Firebush  Hamelia patens var. patens
Florida privet, Florida swampprivet  Forestiera segregata
Gopher-apple  Licania michauxii
Marlberry  Ardisia escallonioides
Myrsine, Colicwood  Myrsine cubana
Running oak  Quercus pumila
Saltbush, Groundsel tree, Sea-myrtle  Baccharis halimifolia
Saw palmetto  Serenoa repens
Shiny blueberry  Vaccinium myrsinites
Shiny-leaved wild coffee  Psychotria nervosa
Shortleaf wild coffee  Psychotria tenuifolia
Silverling Baccharis glomeruliflora
St. Andrew’s-cross Hypericum hypericoides
Swamp hibiscus, Swamp rosemallow  Hibiscus grandiflorus
Wax myrtle, Southern Bayberry  Myrica cerifera
White indigoberry  Randia aculeata
Wild-sage, Buttonsage  Lantana involucrata

Succulents
Pricklypear  Opuntia humifusa

Vines and Climbers
Climbing aster  Symphyotrichum carolinianum
Climbing hempweed, Climbing hempvine  Mikania scandens
Corkystem passionflower  Passiflora suberosa
Everglades morningglory  Ipomoea sagittata
Muscadine, Muscadine grape  Vitis rotundifolia
Spurred butterfly-pea Centrosema virginianum
Virginia-creeper, Woodbine  Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Grasses, sedges, and rushes
Arrowfeather threeawn  Aristida purpurascens
Elliott’s love grass  Eragrostis elliottii
Gulf Coast spikerush Eleocharis cellulosa
Gulfdune paspalum  Paspalum monostachyum
Knotted spikerush  Eleocharis interstincta
Lopsided Indiangrass  Sorghastrum secundum
Maidencane  Panicum hemitomon
Muhlygrass, Hairawn muhly  Muhlenbergia capillaris
Needleleaf witchgrass Dichanthelium aciculare
Openflower witchgrass Dichanthelium laxiflorum
Pineywoods dropseed  Sporobolus junceus
Redtop panicum  Panicum rigidulum
Rhizomatous bluestem Schizachyrium rhizomatum
Southern wiregrass  Aristida stricta
Splitbeard bluestem Andropogon ternarius
Starrush whitetop  Rhynchospora colorata
Variable witchgrass  Dichanthelium commutatum
Woodsgrass, Basketgrass  Oplismenus hirtellus subsp. setarius

Larges grasses, sedges, and rushes
Eastern gamagrass, Fakahatchee grass  Tripsacum dactyloides
Sand cordgrass  Spartina bakeri
Saw-grass, Jamaica swamp sawgrass  Cladium jamaicense
Softstem bulrush  Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani
Switchgrass  Panicum virgatum

Terrestrial wildflowers
Alligatorlily Hymenocallis palmeri
American bluehearts Buchnera americana
Baldwin’s eryngo  Eryngium baldwinii
Blackroot Pterocaulon pycnostachyum
Blue mistflower  Conoclinium coelestinum
Bulltongue arrowhead, lance-leaved arrowhead  Sagittaria lancifolia
Butterflyweed, Butterfly milkweed  Asclepias tuberosa
Camphorweed Heterotheca subaxillaris
Candyweed, Showy milkwort Polygala violacea
Chapman’s goldenrod  Solidago odora var. chapmanii
Clasping aster, Scaleleaf aster  Symphyotrichum adnatum
Coastal plain hawkweed Hieracium megacephalon
Dense gayfeather, Blazing star  Liatris spicata
Denseflower knotweed Polygonum glabrum
Dotted smartweed  Polygonum punctatum
Fewflower milkweed  Asclepias lanceolata
Florida hoarypea Tephrosia florida
Florida ironweed  Vernonia blodgettii
Forked bluecurls  Trichostema dichotomum
Glade lobelia  Lobelia glandulosa
Green arum, Green arrow arum  Peltandra virginica
Hairy dawnflower Stylisma villosa
Hammock snakeroot  Ageratina jucunda
Leavenworth’s goldenrod  Solidago leavenworthii
Leavenworth’s tickseed  Coreopsis leavenworthii
Lemon hyssop, Lemon bacopa, Blue waterhyssop  Bacopa caroliniana
Lizard’s tail  Saururus cernuus
Mild water-pepper, Swamp smartweed  Polygonum hydropiperoides
Musky mint, Clustered bushmint Hyptis alata
Narrowleaf blueeyed-grass  Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Narrowleaf silkgrass  Pityopsis graminifolia
Narrowleaf yellowtops  Flaveria linearis
Narrow-leaved waterwillow  Justicia angusta
Nash’s blueeyed-grass Sisyrinchium nashii
Oakleaf fleabane, Southern fleanbane Erigeron quercifolius
Partridge pea  Chamaecrista fasciculata
Pickerelweed  Pontederia cordata
Pine-hyacinth  Clematis baldwinii
Pineland clustervine Jacquemontia curtissii
Pineland heliotrope Heliotropium polyphyllum
Pinepink  Bletia purpurea
Pink purslane, Kiss-me-quick  Portulaca pilosa
Pitted stripeseed  Piriqueta cistoides subsp. caroliniana
Purple thistle  Cirsium horridulum
Queensdelight Stillingia sylvatica
Rabbitbells Crotalaria rotundifolia
Rockland twinflower, Pineland snakeherb  Dyschoriste angusta
Rose-of-Plymouth Sabatia stellaris
Rosy camphorweed  Pluchea baccharis
Seaside goldenrod  Solidago sempervirens
Skyflower Hydrolea corymbosa
Slender gayfeather, Blazing star  Liatris gracilis
Southeastern sneezeweed Helenium pinnatifidum
Swamp milkweed  Asclepias incarnata
Swamp-lily, Seven-sisters, String-lily  Crinum americanum
Sweet Shaggytuft, Pinklet  Stenandrium dulce
Sweetscent Pluchea odorata
Tea-blinkum, Sanddune cinchweed  Pectis glaucescens
Thickleaf wild petunia  Ruellia succulenta
Tropical-puff  Neptunia pubescens
Turkey tangle fogfruit, Capeweed, Frogfruit  Phyla nodiflora
Walter’s groundcherry  Physalis walteri
Wand goldenrod  Solidago stricta
Water dropwort, Water cowbane  Tiedemannia filiformis
Water hyssop, Herb-of-grace  Bacopa monnieri
White lobelia Lobelia paludosa
Whitemouth dayflower Commelina erecta
Whitetassels  Dalea carnea var. carnea
Whorled milkweed  Asclepias verticillata
Wild pennyroyal  Piloblephis rigida
Wild-coco Eulophia alta
Wood sage, Canadian germander  Teucrium canadense
Yellow colicroot  Aletris lutea

Large terrestrial wildflowers
Alligatorflag, Fireflag  Thalia geniculata
Frostweed, White crownbeard  Verbesina virginica
Golden canna, Bandana-of-the-everglades  Canna flaccida
Virginia saltmarsh mallow  Kosteletzkya pentacarpos

Other terrestrial groundcovers
Bird pepper, Cayenne pepper  Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum
Coontie, Florida arrowroot  Zamia integrifolia
Creeping primrosewillow  Ludwigia repens
False nettle, Bog hemp, Button-hemp  Boehmeria cylindrica
Pineland euphorbia, Lesser Florida spurge Euphorbia polyphylla
Vente conmigo  Croton glandulosus var. septentrionalis

Ferns and similar
Marsh fern Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens
Royal fern  Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis
Southern shield fern  Thelypteris kunthii
Swamp fern, Toothed midsorus fern  Blechnum serrulatum
Sword fern, Wild Boston fern  Nephrolepis exaltata

Large ferns
Giant leather fern  Acrostichum danaeifolium
Giant sword fern  Nephrolepis biserrata

Floating and submerged aquatic herbs
American white waterlily  Nymphaea odorata
Big floatingheart Nymphoides aquatica
Carolina Mosquito Fern Azolla caroliniana
Spatterdock, Yellow Pondlily  Nuphar lutea subsp. advena

Epiphytes
Ball-moss Tillandsia recurvata
Banded wild-pine, Twisted airplant Tillandsia flexuosa
Florida butterfly orchid Encyclia tampensis
Giant wild-pine, Giant airplant Tillandsia utriculata
Golden polypody  Phlebodium aureum
Long strap fern Campyloneurum phyllitidis
Reflexed wild-pine Tillandsia balbisiana
Resurrection fern Pleopeltis polypodioides var. michauxiana
Soft-leaved wild-pine, Leatherleaf airplant Tillandsia variabilis
Spanish-moss Tillandsia usneoides
Stiff-leaved wild-pine, Cardinal airplant Tillandsia fasciculata var. densispica
Thin-leaved wild-pine, Southern needleleaf Tillandsia setacea
Twisted wild-pine, Potbelly airplant Tillandsia paucifolia



 
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