What are some native Florida plants?


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The coral honeysuckle vine is a plant native to Florida that attracts hummingbirds and butterflies because of its clusters of bright coral-red tubular flowers. Blue porterweed is a fast-growing native Florida shrub with brilliant blue flowers partway up its swirling, upright stems. The thatch palm is also native to Florida.

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One of the most common native plants in Florida is the sabal palm featuring deep green leaves in a typical fan shape. Often called the cabbage palm, it attains a height of 20 feet. Native to the coastal areas of Florida, the Jamaica dogwood is a small tree that grows to a 35-foot height with an irregular crown of gnarly branches.

The resurrection fern is a Florida native that is often found on trees but is not parasitic. Its small fronds are dark green and open when moist, but they curl up and appear dead when dry, only to revive again after rain.

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