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Florida native plant which draws humming birds and butterflys... Lonicera sempervirens    coral honeysuckle   I do have this around my place....going to have to encourage it's growth.

Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS)

FNPS is dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.

Stachytarpheta jamaicensis    Blue Porterweed  Full sun, to medium shade  Drought tolerant  Acidic, alkaline, sand, loam, or clay soil  5 yr. lifespan, reseeds

Stachytarpheta jamaicensis (L.) Vahl

Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia. Stachytarpheta jamaicensis (L.) Vahl. Verbenaceae. CN: [Malay - Jolok cacing, Pokok cawan minyak, Rumput tahi babi], Light blue snake-weed, Blue porterweed. Native throughout the Caribbean. The fresh leaves are consumed in bush tea as a “cooling” tonic and blood cleanser, to treat “asthma” and “ulcerated stomachs”. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stachytarpheta_jamaicensis

This Red Maple is a Florida native. The leaves turn a nice, bright red in the fall. Red Maple is a nice shade tree and adds a northern touch.

Red Maple

This Red Maple is a Florida native. The leaves turn a nice, bright red in the fall. Red Maple is a nice shade tree and adds a northern touch.

Firebush is a beautiful plant that ranges in height from 3 to 6 ft tall (sometimes taller in southern Florida) with dark green leaves tinged on the edges with reds and yellows. The bountiful tubular flowers are combinations of yellow and red and an attractant to both butterflies as well as hummingbirds. They also produce juicy berries which attract small mammals. They thrive in sunny locations as well as shade and can be pruned to control their rapid growth. Might freeze back in severe cold…

BUTTERFLY PLANTS and SEEDS ~ Pine Forest Fruit and Flower Farm, North Fort Myers, FL

BUTTERFLY PLANTS and SEEDS - Pine Forest Fruit & Flower Farm.

Coral Bean has red tubular flowers attractive to hummingbirds. Also called Cherokee Bean, it was used by Indians in making necklaces of it's bright colored beads. Though attractive, these beads are POISONOUS. The shrub is odd shaped and dies back in winter. It also has prickly leaves. The plant is lovely with it's brilliant red flowers on all tips of it's branches. It grows a variable height of 3 to 6 feet or higher depending upon the part of Florida it is grown. Flowers grow into brown pods…

FLORIDA NATIVES SEEDS ~ Pine Forest Fruit and Flower Farm, North Fort Myers, FL

FLORIDA NATIVE SEEDS - Pine Forest Fruit & Flower Farm.

Purple Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata) photo: Joyce Stefancic

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Leavenworth's Tickseed

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Butterfly Weed (CU) (Asclepias tuberosa) photo: Louise Hunt

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