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Natives For Your Neighborhood Plant List


Plants in Monroe (Keys) 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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Widely cultivated
Cultivated at native plant nurseries

Common Name Scientific Name
Arrowfeather threeawn  Aristida purpurascens
Bahama nightshade Solanum bahamense
Banded wild-pine, Twisted airplant Tillandsia flexuosa
Barbwire cactus, Dildoe cactus  Acanthocereus tetragonus
Baycedar  Suriana maritima
Beach ragweed, Coastal ragweed  Ambrosia hispida
Beach-bean, Baybean, Seaside jackbean  Canavalia rosea
Beach-creeper, Golden-creeper, Coughbush  Ernodea littoralis
Beach-elder, Seacoast marshelder  Iva imbricata
Beachgrass, Bitter panicgrass  Panicum amarum
Bird pepper, Cayenne pepper  Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum
Black ironwood  Krugiodendron ferreum
Black mangrove  Avicennia germinans
Blacktorch  Erithalis fruticosa
Blolly, Beeftree  Guapira discolor
Blue paspalum, Blue crowngrass Paspalum caespitosum
Blue porterweed, Joee  Stachytarpheta jamaicensis
Buttonwood  Conocarpus erectus
Cabbage palm  Sabal palmetto
Candyweed, Showy milkwort Polygala violacea
Cat's-claw, Catclaw blackbead  Pithecellobium unguis-cati
Christmasberry, Carolina desertthorn  Lycium carolinianum
Cinnamon bark, Pepper cinnamon  Canella winterana
Common snowberry, Milkberry  Chiococca alba
Common torchwood, Sea torchwood  Amyris elemifera
Corkystem passionflower  Passiflora suberosa
Crabwood, Oysterwood  Gymnanthes lucida
Darlingplum  Reynosia septentrionalis
Devil's-potato, Rubbervine Echites umbellatus
Downy milkpea Galactia volubilis
Erect pricklypear  Opuntia stricta
Everglades velvetseed, Hammock velvetseed Guettarda elliptica
False-mint, Sixangle foldwing  Dicliptera sexangularis
False-sisal  Agave decipiens
Florida butterfly orchid Encyclia tampensis
Florida fiddlewood  Citharexylum spinosum
Florida Keys blackbead  Pithecellobium keyense
Giant leather fern  Acrostichum danaeifolium
Giant wild-pine, Giant airplant Tillandsia utriculata
Green sea-oxeye-daisy, Tree seaside oxeye  Borrichia arborescens
Green thatch palm, Florida thatch palm  Thrinax radiata
Gumbo-limbo  Bursera simaruba
Inkberry, Beachberry, Gullfeed  Scaevola plumieri
Inkwood, Butterbough  Exothea paniculata
Jamaica caper-tree  Quadrella cynophallophora
Jamaica-dogwood, Florida fishpoison tree  Piscidia piscipula
Joewood  Jacquinia keyensis
Lignumvitae, Holywood lignumvitae  Guaiacum sanctum
Limber caper, Bayleaf capertree  Cynophalla flexuosa
Mangrove spiderlily, Perfumed spiderlily  Hymenocallis latifolia
Marinevine, Sorrelvine Cissus trifoliata
Marlberry  Ardisia escallonioides
Marshhay cordgrass, Saltmeadow cordgrass  Spartina patens
Milkbark, Whitewood  Drypetes diversifolia
Narrowleaf yellowtops  Flaveria linearis
Paradisetree  Simarouba glauca
Pearlberry, Tearshrub  Vallesia antillana
Perennial sea-purslane, Shoreline seapurslane  Sesuvium portulacastrum
Pigeonplum, Tietongue  Coccoloba diversifolia
Poeppig's rosemallow Hibiscus poeppigii
Railroad vine, Bayhops  Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis
Red mangrove  Rhizophora mangle
Red stopper  Eugenia rhombea
Rhacoma, Maidenberry  Crossopetalum rhacoma
Saffronplum  Sideroxylon celastrinum
Saltbush, Groundsel tree, Sea-myrtle  Baccharis halimifolia
Saltgrass  Distichlis spicata
Saltwort, Turtleweed Batis maritima
Samphire, Silverhead  Blutaparon vermiculare
Satinleaf  Chrysophyllum oliviforme
Seagrape  Coccoloba uvifera
Sea-lavender, Sea-rosemary  Tournefortia gnaphalodes
Seashore dropseed  Sporobolus virginicus
Seashore paspalum  Paspalum vaginatum
Seaside gentian, Marshgentian Eustoma exaltatum
Sevenyear-apple  Casasia clusiifolia
Short-leaf fig, Wild banyan tree  Ficus citrifolia
Silver sea-oxeye-daisy, Bushy seaside oxeye  Borrichia frutescens
Silver thatch palm, Brittle thatch palm  Leucothrinax morrisii
Simpson's pricklyapples, Simpson's applecactus Harrisia simpsonii
Skyblue clustervine  Jacquemontia pentanthos
Smallcane, Florida tibisee, Wild-bamboo  Lasiacis divaricata
Smooth strongback, Bahama strongbark  Bourreria succulenta
Snow squarestem  Melanthera nivea
Spanish stopper, Boxleaf stopper  Eugenia foetida
Spanish-bayonet, Aloe yucca  Yucca aloifolia
Spanish-moss Tillandsia usneoides
Strangler fig, Golden fig  Ficus aurea
Sweetscent Pluchea odorata
Tea-blinkum, Sanddune cinchweed  Pectis glaucescens
Turkey tangle fogfruit, Capeweed, Frogfruit  Phyla nodiflora
Twisted wild-pine, Potbelly airplant Tillandsia paucifolia
Vine milkweed, Gulf Coast swallowwort Seutera angustifolia
Water hyssop, Herb-of-grace  Bacopa monnieri
White indigoberry  Randia aculeata
White mangrove  Laguncularia racemosa
White stopper  Eugenia axillaris
Whitemouth dayflower Commelina erecta
Wild dilly  Manilkara jaimiqui subsp. emarginata
Wild-allamanda, Hammock viperstail  Pentalinon luteum
Wild-lime, Lime prickly-ash  Zanthoxylum fagara
Wild-sage, Buttonsage  Lantana involucrata
Wild-tamarind, False tamarind  Lysiloma latisiliquum
Willow-bustic, White bully  Sideroxylon salicifolium
Yellow joyweed Alternanthera flavescens
Yellow necklacepod  Sophora tomentosa var. truncata
Yellowroot, Redgal, Mouse’s pineapple  Morinda royoc

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