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Grasses and Groundcovers

Level up your lawn with native grasses and groundcovers! Traditional turf lawns require excessive water use, fertilizers and often pesticides. This guide will help you select sustainable alternatives for your landscape. Versión en español disponible.

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Railroad vine

Railroad vine (Ipomoea pes-caprae) is a fast-growing, evergreen vine found on beach dunes. Its large showy flowers attract bees, butterflies, moths, flies, beetles, wasps and ants.

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Gopher apple

Gopher apple (Geobalanus oblongifolius) is a hardy, low-growing, woody perennial shrub that occurs naturally in sandhills, pine flatwoods, scrubby flatwoods and scrub. It can bloom year-round.

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Yellow passionflower

Occurring naturally in woodlands, thickets and maritime forests, Yellow passionflower (Passiflora lutea) is a beautiful, if unassuming, native vine. It blooms in summer, setting fruit in fall and is wonderful for an array of wildlife.

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Whitemouth dayflower

Whitemouth dayflower (Commelina erecta ) is found in pinelands, coastal uplands and scrub habitats. Its blooms attract a variety of pollinators, especially bees. Seeds are eaten by birds, and the foliage is sometimes consumed by gopher tortoises.

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Darrow’s blueberry

Darrow’s blueberry (Vaccinium darrowii) is a small shrub that is underappreciated as a landscape plant. Its profuse spring blooms attract many pollinators and the sweet summer berries are attractive to wildlife and edible for us too!

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Spiderwort

Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis ) flowers attract many pollinators, especially bees. Like all species in the dayflower family, the flowers are ephemeral, meaning they stay open only one day.

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String lily

String lily (Crinum americanum) is an erect, emergent perennial with showy, fragrant blooms. It occurs naturally in wet hammocks, marshes, swamps, wetland edges, and along streams and rivers.

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Jamaican caper

Jamaican caper (Quadrella jamaicensis) is an excellent accent plant for both formal and naturalistic landscapes in Central to South Florida. It provides year-round interest with its dark shimmery foliage, beautiful spring blooms, and striking open seed pods.

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Clasping milkweed

Clasping milkweed (Asclepias amplexicaulis) is a late spring- through summer- blooming milkweed that occurs in dry sandy areas from sandhills to pine savannahs, open woodlands and fallow fields.

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Spanish bayonet

Spanish bayonet (Yucca aloifolia) flowers spring through fall and provides food and cover for a variety of wildlife. The blooms are frequented for their nectar by hummingbirds and butterflies.

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Coralbean

Coralbean (Erythrina herbacea ) is a deciduous to evergreen woody shrub. It produces red tubular flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

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Largeflower false rosemary

Largeflower false rosemary (Conradina grandiflora) is an endemic and state-threatened wildflower that occurs naturally in scrub habitats along the east coast of Central and South Florida.

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Slimleaf pawpaw

Slimleaf pawpaw (Asimina angustifolia) is a deciduous flowering shrub found in flatwoods, scrub and sandhills from southeast Georgia into North Florida. It is a larval host for the Zebra swallowtail butterfly and Pawpaw sphinx moth.

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Woolly pawpaw

Woolly pawpaw (Asimina incana ) is a deciduous flowering shrub found in pine flatwoods, scrubby oak ridges, open fields and pastures from southeastern Georgia into North and Central Florida. Other common names include Flag pawpaw and Polecat bush.

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Smallflower pawpaw

Smallflower pawpaw (Asimina parviflora ) is a deciduous flowering shrub to small tree found in floodplain forests and hardwood hammocks throughout the Southeastern Coastal Plain from southern Virginia to eastern Texas.

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Sweet pinxter azalea

Sweet pinxter azalea (Rhododendron canescens) has showy pinkish- to rose-colored flowers that bloom in spring. They attract a number of pollinators, including hummingbirds.

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Frogfruit

Frogfruit (Phyla nodiflora) is both a versatile and vital wildflower. This evergreen perennial is low-growing and creeping, often forming dense mats of green foliage.

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Lady lupine

Lady lupine (Lupinus villosus) is a stunning spring bloomer endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain. It thrives in the deep, well-drained sandy soils of sandhill habitats.

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Bearded grasspink

Bearded grasspinks (Calopogon barbatus) are the earliest bloomers of Florida’s four Calopogon species, generally starting in January and February. They occur in bogs, wet flatwoods, prairies and roadsides.

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Trumpet creeper

Trumpet creeper (Campsis radicans) is a high-climbing woody vine so named because its showy flowers are trumpet-shaped. They bloom year-round and are very attractive to hummingbirds.

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Yellow pitcherplant

Yellow pitcherplants (Sarracenia flava) are one of Florida’s fascinating carnivorous plant species. They can be found in bogs and wet flatwoods in the panhandle.

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Rusty lyonia

Rusty lyonia ( Lyonia ferruginea) is a long-lived evergreen flowering shrub, so named for the many rust-colored hairs that cover the plant’s leaves, stems and trunk.

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Cardinalflower

Cardinalflower (Lobelia cardinalis) is an aquatic wildflower with erect spikes of brilliant red blooms that attract hummingbirds, butterflies and bees.

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