Native Plants for your area

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Aesculus pavia Red Buckeye
Amorpha fruticosa   False Indigo-bush, Bastard-indigo
Amsonia ciliata Slimpod, Fringed Bluestar, Blue Dogbane
Amsonia tabernaemontana Easterm Bluestar, Blue Dogbane
Aquilegia canadensis Columbine, Eastern Red Columbine
Asclepias tuberosa   Butterflyweed, Orange Milkweed


Bignonia capreolata   Crossvine
Bourreria cassinifolia Little Strongbark, Smooth Strongbark
Bourreria succulenta Strongbark


Calamintha coccinea   Scarlet Savory, Scarlet Calamint, Red Basil
Calamintha dentata Toothed Savory
Campsis radicans Trumpet-vine, Trumpet Creeper
Canella winterana   Cinnamon Bark, Wild Cinnamon, Pepper Cinnamon
Clematis baldwinii Pine-hyacinth
Clematis crispa Swamp Leather Flower
Clematis virginiana Virginia Virgin's-bower
Clethra alnifolia Sweet Pepperbush


Ernodea littoralis   Beach-creeper, Golden Creeper
Erythrina herbacea   Coralbean, Cherokee Bean


Gaillardia aestivalis Smooth-headed Blanket Flower; Gaillardia
Gelsemium sempervirens   Yellow Jesamine, Carolina Jasamine
Gordonia lasianthus   Loblolly-bay


Halesia diptera   Twowing Silverbells
Hamelia patens   Firebush
Hibiscus coccineus   Scarlet Hibiscus
Hibiscus grandiflorus Swamp Rosemallow
Hibiscus poeppigii Fairy Hibiscus
Hyptis alata Musky Bushmint


Ipomoea hederifolia Scarlet Morningglory
Ipomoea imperati Beach Morningglory
Ipomoea microdactyla Wild-potato Morning-glory, Man-in-the-ground
Ipomopsis rubra   Standing-cypress


Kosteletzkya pentacarpos   Saltmarsh Mallow


Lantana involucrata   Wild Lantana, Wild Sage
Liatris elegans Blazing-star
Liriodendron tulipifera   Tulip-tree, Yellow-poplar
Lobelia cardinalis   Cardinal Flower
Lonicera sempervirens   Coral Honeysuckle
Lycium carolinianum Christmasberry


Melochia tomentosa Tea Bush, Wooly Pyramidflower
Monarda punctata   Dotted Horsemint


Penstemon australis Slender Beardtongue
Penstemon laevigatus Eastern Smooth Beardtongue
Penstemon multiflorus     Manyflower Beardtongue
Pentalinon luteum   Wild Allamanda, Hammock Viperstail
Phlox spp.   Phlox
Physostegia leptophylla Slenderleaf Obedient Plant
Physostegia purpurea Obedient Plant, Eastern False Dragonhead


Quercus virginiana   Live Oak


Rhododendron austrinum   Orange Azalea, Florida Azalea
Rhododendron canescens Wild Azalea, Piedmont Azalea, Pinxter Azalea
Rhododendron minus var. chapmanii Chapman's Rhododendron
Rhododendron viscosum Swamp Azalea


Salvia azurea   Blue Sage, Azure Blue Sage
Salvia coccinea   Scarlet Sage, Tropical Sage, Blood Sage
Salvia lyrata Lyre-leaved Sage
Sambucus nigra subsp. canadensis Elderberry, American Elder
Sophora tomentosa var. truncata Yellow Necklacepod
Spigelia marilandica Woodland Pinkroot
Stachytarpheta jamaicensis   Blue Porterweed, Joee


Yucca aloifolia   Spanish Bayonet, Aloe Yucca
Yucca filamentosa   Adam's Needle, Beargrass