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.   Low-maintenance landscape plants for south Florida

Common Name / Scientific Name Cross Reference

Adam’s needle Yucca filamentosa
African iris Dietes vegeta
African milkbush Synadenium grantii
African oil palm Elaeis guineensis
African tulip tree Spathodea campanulata
Aglaonema Aglaonema commutatum
Air plants Tillandsia spp.
Allspice Pimenta dioica
Aloe Aloe barbadensis
Amaryllis Hippeastrum spp.
American elderberry Sambucus canadensis
American persimmon Diospyros virginiana
Annual lion’s ear Leonotis nepetifolia
Aralias Polyscias spp.
Atemoya Annona squamosa X A. cherimola
Australian ribbon palm Livistona decipiens
Avocado Persea americana
Baby rubber plant Peperomia obtusifolia
Bahiagrass Paspalum notatum
Bailey copernicia palm Copernicia baileyana
Bamboo cycad Ceratozamia hildae
Bamboo palm Chamaedorea erumpens
Baobab Adansonia digitata
Barbados cherry Malpighia emarginata
Bay cedar Suriana maritima
Beach bean Canavalia maritima
Beach creeper Ernodea littoralis
Beach elder Iva imbricata
Beach morning glory Ipomoea stolonifera
Beach panic grass Panicum amarum
Beach sunflower Helianthus debilis
Bear grass Yucca filamentosa
Beautyberry Callicarpa americana
Big bluestem Andropogon gerardii
Bird’s nest anthurium Anthurium salviniae
Bismarck palm Bismarckia nobilis
Black haw Viburnum obovatum
Black ironwood Krugiodendrum ferreum
Black olive Bucida buceras
Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta
Bleeding heart Clerodendrum thomsoniae
Blue acacia Acacia sayel
Blue hesper palm Brahea armata
Blue muhly grass Muhlenbergia lindheimeri
Blue porterweed Stachytarpheta jamaicensis
Bougainvillea Bougainvillea spp.
Bromeliad Aechmea rubens
Bromeliad Neoregelia cruenta
Bromeliad Portea petropolitana
Bromeliad Puya berteroniana
Buccaneer palm Pseudophoenix sargentii
Buckthorn Rhamnus spp.
Burle Marx philodendron Philodendron imbe
Bush allamanda Allamanda neriifolia
Butter daisy Melampodium divaricatum
Butterfly bush Buddleia officinalis
Butterfly orchid Encyclia tampensis
Butterfly weed Asclepias tuberosa
Buttonwood Conocarpus eretus
Cabbage palm Sabal palmetto
Calico flower Aristolochia elegans
Calliopsis Coreopsis tinctoria
Canary Island date palm Phoenix canariensis
Candle bush Cassia alata
Canistel Pouteria campechiana
Cape honeysuckle Tecomaria capensis
Caper bush Capparis spinosa
Cardboard palm Zamia maritima
Carnauba wax palm Copernicia prunifera
Carrion flower Stapelia spp.
Cassia Cassia spp.
Cast iron plant Aspidistra elatior
Castor bean begonia Begonia ricinifolia
Cat palm Chamaedorea cataractarum
Century plant Agave americana
Ceylon senna Cassia roxburghii
Chalice vine Solandra maxima
Chenille plant Acalypha hispida
Cherry palm Pseudophoenix vinifera
Chinese fan palm Livistona chinensis
Chinese hat plant Holmskioldia sanguinea
Chinese juniper Juniperus chinensis
Christmas berry Crossopetalum ilicifolium
Cilantro Coriandrum sativum
Cinnamon bark Canella winterana
Cinnecord Acacia choriophylla
Cliff date palm Phoenix rupicola
Coconut palm Cocos nucifera
Cocoplum Chrysobalanus icaco
Coffee colubrina Colubrina arborescens
Cohune palm Attalea cohune
Copperleaf Acalypha wilkesiana
Coral bean tree Erythrina herbacea
Coral plant Jatropha multifida
Coral tree Erythrina variegata
Coriander Coriandrum sativum
Cosmos Cosmos bipinnatus
Creeping lilyturf Liriope spicata
Crepe myrtle Lagerstroemia indica
Crossandra Crossandra infundibuliformis
Croton Codiaeum variegatum
Crown-of-thorns Euphorbia milii
Cuban belly palm Gastrococos crispa
Cuban petticoat palm Copernicia macroglossa
Cuban wax palm Copernicia hospita
Cup of gold Solandra maxima
Cycad Ceratozamia kuesteriana
Cycad Ceratozamia latifolia
Cycad Ceratozamia robusta
Cycad Dioon edule
Cycad Dioon mejiae
Cycad Dioon rzedowskii
Cycad Dioon spinulosum
Cycad Encephalartos ferox
Cycad Encephalartos gratus
Cycad Encephalartos hildebrandtii
Cycad Encephalartos villosus
Cycad Zamia amblyphyllidia
Cycad Zamia herrerae
Cycad Zamia inermis
Cycad Zamia loddigesii
Cycad Lepidozamia peroffskyana
Dahlberg daisy Thymnophylla tenuiloba
Daylily Hemerocallis spp.
Desert rose Adenium obesum
Desert senna Senna polyphylla
Desert spoon Dasylirion wheeleri
Dill Anethum graveolens
Doum palm Hyphaene coriacea
Downy jasmine Jasminum multiflorum
Dracaena Dracaena marginata
Dusty miller Senecio cineraria
Dutchman’s pipe Aristolochia elegans
Dwarf blue palmetto Sabal minor
Dwarf fakahatchee grass Tripsacum floridana
Dwarf lantana Lantana depressa
Dwarf livistona palm Livistona muelleri
Dwarf poinciana Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Dwarf schefflera Schefflera arboricola
Egg fruit Pouteria campechiana
Elephant bush Portulacaria afra
Fakahatchee grass Tripsacum dactyloides
False mastic Sideroxylon foetidissimum
Fern cycad Zamia vazquezii
Fern tree Filicium decipiens
Fiddlewood Citharexylum spinosum
Fig marigold Glottiphyllum depressum
Firebush Hamelia patens
Firecracker plant Russelia equisetiformis
Firespike Odontonema strictum
Flame of the forest Butea monosperma
Flame vine Pyrostegia venusta
Florida coontie Zamia floridana
Florida mountainmint Pycnanthemum floridanum
Florida privet Forestiera segregata
Florida thatch palm Thrinax radiata
Floss silk tree Chorisia speciosa
Footstool palm Livistona rotundifolia
Fortnight lily Dietes vegeta
Frangipani Plumeria spp.
French spinach Atriplex hortensis
Fried egg tree Oncoba spinosa
Garlic vine Cydista aequinoctialis
Gazania Gazania rigens
Giant milkweed Calotropis gigantea
Giant philodendron Philodendron giganteum
Gingerbread palm Hyphaene coriacea
Globe amaranth Gomphrena globosa
Glory bower vine Clerodendrum thomsoniae
Golden creeper Ernodea littoralis
Golden dewdrop Duranta erecta
Gopher apple Licania michauxii
Green aloe Furcraea foetida
Ground holly Crossopetalum ilicifolium
Gru-gru palm Acrocomia aculeata
Gumbo limbo Bursera simaruba
Guzmania Guzmania lingulata
Hairgrass Muhlenbergia capillaris
Heliconia Heliconia episcopalis
Heliconia Heliconia latispatha
Horseradish tree Moringa oleifera
Hottenrot fig Carpobrotus edulis
Hyacinth bean Dolichos lablab
Iceplant Carpobrotus edulis
Indian blanket Gaillardia pulchella
Indian jujube Zizyphus mauritiana
Indian wood-oats Chasmanthium latifolium
Inkberry Scaevola plumieri
Jacaranda Jacaranda mimosifolia
Jackfruit Artocarpus heterophyllus
Jacob’s ladder Pedilanthus tithymaloides
Jade vine Strongylodon macrobotrys
Jamaica caper Capparis cynophallophora
Jamaican dogwood Piscidia piscipula
Japanese plum Eriobotrya japonica
Joewood Jacquinia keyensis
Kalanchoe Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
Kalanchoe Kalanchoe spp.
Keys thatch palm Thrinax morrissii
Krug holly Ilex krugiana
Lablab bean Dolichos lablab
Lady palm Rhapis excelsa
Lady-of-the-night Brassavola nodosa
Lemongrass Cymbopogon citratus
Lignum vitae Guaiacum sanctum
Lilyturf Liriope muscari
Limeberry Triphasia trifolia
Lingaro Elaeagnus philippensis
Live oak Quercus virginiana
Lobster claw heliconia Heliconia rostrata
Locust-berry Byrsonima lucida
Longan Euphoria longana
Longleaf blolly Guapira discolor
Loquat Eriobotrya japonica
Lychee Litchi chinensis
Macaw palm Acrocomia aculeata
Madagascar ‘palm’ Pachypodium lamerei
Mahogany Swietenia mahogani
Mammee apple Mammea americana
Mandevilla Mandevilla splendens
Mango Mangifera indica
Marlberry Ardisia escallonioides
Marmalade plant Streptosolen jamesonii
Mazari palm Nannorrhops ritchiana
Mexican calabash Crescentia alata
Mexican flame vine Senecio confusus
Mexican sunflower Tithonia rotundifolia
Mexican tarragon Tagetes lucida
Mexican zinnia Zinnia haageana
Miniature agave Dyckia brevifolia
Mistletoe cactus Rhipsalis baccifera
Mondo grass Ophiopogon japonicus
Monstera Monstera deliciosa
Moss rose Portulaca grandiflora
Moss verbena Glandularia puchella
Natal plum Carissa macrocarpa
Necklace-pod Sophora tomentosa
Night blooming cereus Hylocereus undatus
Old man palm Coccothrinax crinita
Orach Atriplex hortensis
Orange bird-of-paradise Strelitzia reginae
Orchid Cattleya skinneri
Orchid Schomburgkia tibicinus
Oriental fountain grass Pennisetum orientale
Ornamental sages Salvia spp.
Palm Guihaia argyrata
Palm Pseudophoenix lediniana
Palm grass Setaria palmifolia
Pampas grass Cortaderia selloana
Passionflowers Passiflora spp.
Pennyroyal Piloblephis rigida
Peregrina Jatropha integerrima
Perennial peanut Arachis pintoi
Physic nut Jatropha multifida
Pigeon plum Coccoloba diversifolia
Pineland snowberry Chiococca alba
Pink allamanda Mandevilla splendens
Pink muhly grass Muhlenbergia capillaris
Pink porterweed Stachytarpheta speciosa
Pitch apple Clusia rosea
Pittosporum Pittosporum tobira
Plumbago Plumbago auriculata
Plumeria Plumeria spp.
Podocarpus Podocarpus macrophylla
Ponytail ‘palm’ Beaucarnea recurvata
Prickly-pear cactus Opuntia spp.
Primrose jasmine Jasminum mesnyi
Puerto Rican hat palm Sabal causiarum
Purple allamanda Allamanda blanchetii
Purple shell orchid Encyclia cochleata
Purpletop verbena Verbena bonariensis
Purslane Portulaca oleracea
Pygmy date palm Phoenix roebelinii
Railroad vine Ipomoea pes-caprae
Rain lilies Habranthus spp.
Rain lily Zephyranthes spp.
Rain tree Samanea saman
Red cassia Cassia roxburghii
Red leaf palm Chambeyronia macrocarpa
Red mulberry Morus rubra
Red stopper Eugenia rhombea
Redberry stopper Eugenia confusa
Resurrection fern Polypodium polypodioides
Rosemary Rosemarinus officinalis
Royal poinciana Delonix regia
Rusty pittosporum Pittosporum ferrugineum
Sagisi palm Heterospathe elata
Sand cordgrass Spartina bakeri
Satinleaf Chrysophyllum oliviforme
Saw palmetto Serenoa repens
Scarlet milkweed Asclepias curassavica
Scarlet plume Euphorbia fulgens
Screw ‘palm’ Pandanus utilis
Screw ‘pine’ Pandanus utilis
Scrub palmetto Sabal etonia
Sea grape Coccoloba uvifera
Sea purslane Sesuvium portulacastrum
Seashore palm Allagoptera arenaria
Seashore paspalum Paspalum vaginatum
Seashore saltgrass Distichlis spicata
Selloum Philodendron selloum
Shell ginger Alpinia zerumbet
Shore juniper Juniperus conferta
Shrimp plant Justicia brandegeana
Sierra Madre palm Brahea decumbens
Silver palm Coccothrinax argentata
Silver sea oxeye Borrichia arborescens
Simpson’s stopper Myrcianthes fragrans
Slash pine Pinus elliottii
Soap aloe Aloe saponaria
Soapberry Sapindus saponaria
Society garlic Tulbaghia violacea
Spanish bayonet Yucca aloifolia
Spanish dagger Yucca gloriosa
Spanish lime Melicoccus bijugatus
Spanish moss Tillandsia usneoides
Spanish stopper Eugenia foetida
Spicewood Calyptranthes pallens
Spineless acacia Acacia choriophylla
Spineless yucca Yucca elephantipes
Spiral ginger Costus scaber
Staghorn fern Platycerium bifurcatum
Star begonia Begonia heracleifolia
Star flower Grewia occidentalis
Statice Limonium sinuatum
Stolon chamaedorea Chamaedorea stolonifera
Stonecrop Sedum spectabile
Strawflower Brachteantha bracteatum
Strongbark Bourreria succulenta
Sugar apple Annona squamosa
Sunflower Helianthus annuus
Sweet acacia Acacia farnesiana
Sweet basil Ocimum basilicum
Sword fern Nephrolepis biserrata
Tamarind Tamarindus indica
Tampa verbena Glandularia tampensis
Tetrazygia Tetrazygia bicolor
Thryallis Galphimia glauca
Ti plant Cordyline terminalis
Tickseed Coreopsis tinctoria
Tiger claw Erythrina variegata
Traveller’s tree Ravenala madagascariensis
Tree philodendron Philodendron selloum
Tropical wisteria Millettia reticulata
Twinflower Dyschoriste oblongifolia
Varnish leaf Dodanaea viscosa
Veitchia palm Veitchia spp.
Velvetleaf wild coffee Psychotria sulzneri
Verbena Verbena x hybrida
Violet trumpet vine Clytostoma callistegioides
Virgin’s ‘palm’ Dioon edule
Walter’s viburnum Viburnum obovatum
Wart fern Polypodium scolopendrium
Washintonia palm Washingtonia robusta
Wax myrtle Myrica cerifera
West Indian lilac Tetrazygia bicolor
West Indian sea lavender Argusia gnaphalodes
Whirling butterflies Gaura lindheimeri
White begonia Begonia popenoei
White bird-of-paradise Strelitzia nicolae
White indigoberry Randia aculeata
White stopper Eugenia axillaris
Wild allamanda Pentalinon lutea
Wild coffee Psychotria nervosa
Wild lime Zanthoxylum fagara
Wild tamarind Lysiloma latisiliquum
Wine palm Pseudophoenix vinifera
Winter begonia Begonia heracleifolia
Yaupon holly Ilex vomitoria
Yellow star jasmine Trachelospermum asiaticum
Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow Brunfelsia grandiflora
Zinnia Zinnia elegans
Zombie palm Zombia antillarum
 
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Perennials Palms, Cycads & Palm-like Plants (A-E)
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Shrubs & Hedges (R-Z) Vines
Flowering & Shade Trees (A-E) Epiphytes
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