Florida Native Plants
by Marilyn Dietz
Does this sound
familiar? I just moved to Florida.
I wouldn't know a native plant if it
let me tell you most likely they aren't. They
will sell you ligustrums, exotic azaleas, hibiscus, and many other assorted nursery stock from anywhere but
this present drought customers would be happier with natives.
I went away for but flowers are better.
but flowers are better.
can survive Florida's weather patterns. They
have been doing it longer than mankind.
find out where to get native plants or to learn about them - contact the Florida
Native Plant Society
are several excellent books that can help you identify native plants in your
Florida Wildflowers and Roadside Plants
Ritchie C. Bell and B. J. Taylor. Laurel
Hill Press 1982
by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell
Gulf Publishing Company 1999
Florida Butterfly Gardening by Marc and Maria Minno - University Press of Florida
The Shrubs & Woody Vines of Florida
by Gil Nelson - Pineapple Press 1996
The Trees of Florida by
Gil Nelson - Pineapple Press
Ferns of Florida by Gil
Nelson - Pineapple Press
Landscaping for Florida's Wildlife by Joe Schaefer and George Tanner - University Press of
The Guide to Florida Wildflowers by Walter Kingsley Taylor - Taylor Publishing 1992
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