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Natives For Your Neighborhood Plant List


Plants in Collier County


Below is a list of cultivated native plants for this zip code. These plants, all within their historical range in this geographic area, are appropriate for use in landscaping here. By planting these native species, you will not only create a low-maintenance landscape to enjoy, but you will also contribute to the conservation and restoration of South 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). You can then choose a habitat, and view a list of plants for that specific habitat. This way, you can try your hand at restoring a native plant habitat in your yard or at a project site. Habitat lists also include some hard to grow natives and natives with narrow habitat requirements, such as strictly coastal species, that may not be included on your main zip code list.

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

This county list is useful for:

· Street, highway, and other roadside plantings
· Parking lot plantings
· General native plant projects requiring only common native species
· Large-scale countywide plantings

The zip code plant lists (found by entering your zip code at left) are useful for:
· Home, school, & office plantings · Native plant community restoration and habitat restoration
· Mitigation
· Planting projects in and near conservation areas and parks

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Common Name Scientific Name
American beautyberry  Callicarpa americana
American bluehearts Buchnera americana
Ball-moss Tillandsia recurvata
Bulltongue arrowhead, lance-leaved arrowhead  Sagittaria lancifolia
Cabbage palm  Sabal palmetto
Camphorweed Heterotheca subaxillaris
Candyweed, Showy milkwort Polygala violacea
Climbing hempweed, Climbing hempvine Mikania scandens
Coastal Plain willow  Salix caroliniana
Coastalplain goldenaster Chrysopsis scabrella
Coco-plum  Chrysobalanus icaco
Common snowberry, Milkberry  Chiococca alba
Coralbean, Cherokee bean  Erythrina herbacea
Corkystem passionflower  Passiflora suberosa
Eastern gamagrass, Fakahatchee grass  Tripsacum dactyloides
Elliott's love grass  Eragrostis elliottii
Everglades morningglory Ipomoea sagittata
Firebush  Hamelia patens var. patens
Florida butterfly orchid Encyclia tampensis
Forked bluecurls Trichostema dichotomum
Giant leather fern  Acrostichum danaeifolium
Giant wild-pine, Giant airplant Tillandsia utriculata
Golden polypody Phlebodium aureum
Gopher-apple  Licania michauxii
Gumbo-limbo  Bursera simaruba
Leavenworth's tickseed  Coreopsis leavenworthii
Marlberry  Ardisia escallonioides
Muscadine, Muscadine grape Vitis rotundifolia
Myrsine, Colicwood  Myrsine cubana
Narrowleaf yellowtops  Flaveria linearis
Pineland heliotrope Heliotropium polyphyllum
Pink purslane, Kiss-me-quick Portulaca pilosa
Pricklypear Opuntia humifusa
Purple thistle Cirsium horridulum
Reflexed wild-pine, Northern needleleaf Tillandsia balbisiana
Resurrection fern Pleopeltis polypodioides var. michauxiana
Rosy camphorweed Pluchea baccharis
Saltbush, Groundsel tree, Sea-myrtle  Baccharis halimifolia
Satinleaf  Chrysophyllum oliviforme
Saw palmetto  Serenoa repens
Saw-grass, Jamaica swamp sawgrass  Cladium jamaicense
Shiny-leaved wild coffee  Psychotria nervosa
Silverling Baccharis glomeruliflora
South Florida slash pine  Pinus elliottii var. densa
Southern-fleabane, Oakleaf fleabane Erigeron quercifolius
Spanish-moss Tillandsia usneoides
Starrush whitetop Rhynchospora colorata
Stiff-leaved wild-pine, Cardinal airplant Tillandsia fasciculata var. densispica
Strangler fig, Golden fig  Ficus aurea
Swamp fern, Toothed midsorus fern  Blechnum serrulatum
Swamp-lily, Seven-sisters, String-lily  Crinum americanum
Sweetscent Pluchea odorata
Turkey tangle fogfruit, Capeweed, Frogfruit  Phyla nodiflora
Virginia live oak  Quercus virginiana
Virginia saltmarsh mallow  Kosteletzkya virginica
Virginia-creeper, Woodbine Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Water hyssop, Herb-of-grace Bacopa monnieri
Wax myrtle, Southern Bayberry  Myrica cerifera
White stopper  Eugenia axillaris
Whitemouth dayflower Commelina erecta
Whitetassels Dalea carnea
Wild-lime, Lime prickly-ash  Zanthoxylum fagara

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