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The blanket flower is a sturdy Florida-friendly plant.

Conserving water is essential to the future of Volusia’s aquifer. Statistics show that the majority of water use in our county is for irrigation. By choosing low-water-use plants for landscaping, we can help to reduce these numbers.

Type

Common name

Scientific name

Trees

Black Cherry

Prunus serotina

Chaste Tree

Vitex agnuscastus

Cherry Laurel

Prunus caroliniana

Chickasaw Plum

Prunus angustifolia

Citrus

Citrus spp.

Common Persimmon

Diospyros virginiana

Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica

Devilwood

Osmanthus americanus

Dogwood

Cornus florida

Elm, American

Ulmus americana

Florida Basswood

Tilia americana

Florida Maple

Acer saccharum

Gum Tree

Eucalyptus spp.

Hawthorn

Cratagus spp.

Hickory, Scrub

Carya floridana

Holly, American

Ilex opaca

Holly, Yaupon

Ilex vomitoria

Indian Rosewood

Dalbergia sissoo

Jerusalem Thorn

Parkinsonia aculeata

Ligustrum

Ligustrum lucidum

Loblolly Bay

Gordonia lasianthus

Loquat

Eriobotrya japonica

Magnolia, Southern

Magnolia grandiflora

Mastic

Sideroxylon foetidissimum

Mimosa

Albizia julibrissin

Oak, Laurel

Quercus laurifolia

Oak, Live

Quercus virginiana

Oak, Myrtle

Quercus myrtlfolia

Oak, Sand Live

Quercus geminata

Oak, Turkey

Quercus laevis

Osage orange

Maclura pomifera

Pine, Loblolly

Pinus taeda

Pine, Longleaf

Pinus palustris

Pine, Sand

Pinus clausa

Pine, Slash

Pinus elliottii

Podocarpus

Podocarpus macrophylla

Red Bay

Persea borbonia

Red Cedar, Southern

Juniperus virginiana

Red Mulberry

Morus rubra

Redbud

Cercis canadensis

Sea Grape

Coccoloba uvifera

Shumard Oak

Quercus shumardii

Sourwood

Oxydendrum arboreum

Upright Bottlebrush

Callistemon rigidus

Weeping Elm

Ulmus parvifolia

Weeping Willow

Salix babylonica

Winged Elm

Ulmus alata

Shrub

Arborvitae

Platycladus orientalis

 

Banana Shrub

Michelia fuscatga

Beach Elder

Iva imbricata

Beautyberry

Callicarpa americana

Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia reginae

Blackberry

Rubus spp.

Boxthorn

Severina buxifolia

Buckthorn, tough

Sideroxylon tenax

Bush Daisy

Gamolepis chrysanthemoides

Butterfly Bush

Buddleja davidii

Camellia

Camellia japonica

Camellia, Sasanqua

Camellia sasanqua

Century Plant

Agave americana

Chinese Holly-Grape

Mahonia lomariifolia

Cleyera

Ternstroemia gymnanthera

Compact Elaeagnus

Elaeagnus ebbingei

Coral Bean

Erythrina herbacea

Croton

Codiaeum variegatum

Double Bridal Wreath

Spirea cantoniensis

Downy Jasmine

Jasminum multiflorum

Edible Fig

Ficus carica

Fatsia

Fatsia japonica

Firecracker Plant

Russelia equisetiformis

Firethorn

Pyracantha coccinea

Florida Anise

Illicium floridanum

Gallberry

Ilex glabra

Gardenia

Gardenia jasminoides

Glossy Abelia

Abelia grandiflora

Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Holly, Burford

Ilex cornuta

Holly, Dwarf Japanese

Ilex crenata 'Compacta'

Holly, Schillings

Ilex vomitoria 'Schillings'

Indian Hawthorn

Raphiolepis indica

Ixora

Ixora coccinea

Japanese Aucuba

Aucuba japonica

Japanese Boxwood

Buxus microphylla japonica

Jasmine, Shining

Jasminum nitidum

Juniper

Juniperus chinensis

Leatherleaf Mahonia

Mahonia bealei

Ligustrum

Ligustrum japonicum

Natal Plum/Carissa

Carissa spp.

Oak, Chapman

Quercus chapmainii

Oleander

Nerium oleander

Pampas Grass

Cortaderia selloana

Philodendron

Philodendron selloum

Photinia/Redtop

Photinia x Fraseri

Pineapple Guava

Feijoa sellowiana

Pittosporum

Pittosporum tobira

Plumbago

Plumbago auriculata

Poinsettia

Euphorbia pulcherrima

Powderpuff

Calliandra haematocephala

Primrose Jasmine

Jasminum mesnyi

Pyracantha

Pyrancantha coccinea

Rasberry/
Loropetalum

Loropetalum chinense

Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis

Rose-of-Sharon

Hibiscus syriacus

Saw Palmetto

Serenoa repens

Sea lavender

Argusia gnaphalodes

Seagrape

Coccoloba uvifera

Serissa

Serissa foetida

Silverbell

Halesia diptera

Spanish Bayonet

Yucca aloifolia

Star Magnolia

Magnolia stellata

Strawberry Guava/Cattley Guava

Psidium littorale

Sweetshrub

Calycanthus floridus

Tarflower

Befaria racemosa

Texas Sage

Leucophyllum frutescens

Thryallis

Galphimia glauca

Viburnum, Sandankwa

Viburnum suspensum

Viburnum, Sweet

Viburnum odoratissimum

Viburnum, Walter

Viburnum obovatum

Wax Myrtle

Myrica cerifera

Palms

Bamboo Palm

Chamaedorea microspadix

 

Canary Island Date Palm

Phoenix canariensis

Chinese Fan Palm

Livistona chinensis

European Fan Palm

Chamaerops humilis

Jelly Palm / Pindo Palm

Butia capitata

Paurotis Palm

Acoelorrhaphe wrightii

Pygmy Date Palm

Phoenix roebelenii

Queen Palm

Arecastrum romanzoffianum

Rhapis/Lady Palm

Rhapis excelsa

Sago Palm

Cycas revoluta

Sago, Queen

Cycas circinalis

Scrub Palmetto

Sabal etonia

Senegal Date Palm

Phoenix reclinata

Virgin Palm

Dioon edule

Washington Palm

Washingtonia robusta

Wild date palm

Phoenix sylvestris

Windmill Palm

Trachycarpus fortunei

Yucca, spineless

Yucca elaphantipes

Groundcover

Adam's Needle

Yucca filamentosa

 

Agapanthus

Agapanthus africanus

Aloe

Aloe vera

Bahia Grass

Paspalum notatum

Beach Sunflower

Helianthus debilis

Begonia

Begonia spp.

Bermuda Grass

Cynodon dactylon

Bitter Panicum

Panicum amarum

Blue-eyed Grass

Sisyrinchium spp.

Border Grass

Liriope muscari

Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea spp.

Bromeliad

Billbergia spp.

Broomsedge

Adropogon virginicus var glaucus

Bushy Bluestem

Andropogon spp.

Carex

Carex flacca

Cast Iron Plant

Aspidistra elatior

Centipede Grass

Eremochloa ophriuroides

Coontie

Zamia pumila

Cucumberleaf

Helianthus debilis

Daylily

Hemerocallis spp.

Fancyleaved Caladium

Caladium x Hortulanum

Feather Reed Grass

Calamagrostis actiflora stricta

Goobergrass

Amphicarpum muhlenberianum

Gopher Apple

Licania michauxii

Hawthorn

Cratagus spp.

Holly Fern

Cyrtomium falcatum

Impatiens

Impatiens spp.

Ivy, English

Hedera helix

Juniper, Creeping

Juniperus horizontalis

Juniper, Japanese Garden

Juniperus procumbens 'Nana'

Juniper, Shore

Juniperus Conferta

Leatherleaf Fern

Rumohra adiantiformis

Lilly turf (Liriope)

Liriope spp.

Lop-sided Indian Grass

Sorghastrum secundum

Maiden grass

Miscanthus sinensis gracillimus

Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon japonicus

Muhly Grass

Muhlenbergia capillaris

Partridgeberry

Mitchella repens

Pokeweed

Phytolacca americana

Prickly Pear Cactus

Opuntia stricta

Purple Queen

Setcreasea spp.

Purslane/Rose Moss

Portulaca spp.

Sea Oats

Uniola paniculata

Sea Oxeye Daisy

Borrichia frutescens

Sea Purslane

Sesuvium portulacastrum

Seashore Elder

 

Seashore Paspalum

Paspalum vaginatum

Society Garlic

Tulbaghia violacea

Sparkleberry

Vaccinium arboreum

St. John's Wort, Atlantic

Hypericum reductum

Sunflower, Dune

Helianthus debilis

Switch Grass

Panicum virgatum

Switch Grass

Spodiopagon sibiricus

Yellow Star Jessamine

Trachelospermum asiaticum

Zoysia

Zoysia japonica

Flowers

African Iris

Dietes bicolor

 

African Iris

D. Vegetes

Amaryllis

Hippeastrum spp.

Blanket Flower

Gaillardia pulchella

Blazing Star

Liatris spicata

Blue Daze

Convolvulus 'Blue Daze'

Blue Porterweed

Stachytarpheta jamaicensis

Butterfly Weed

Acclepias tuberosa

Day Lily

Hemerocallis spp.

Firebush

Hamelia patens

Gerbera Daisy

Gerbera jamesonii

Lantana, trailing

Lantana montevidensis

Moss Rose

Portulaca grandiflora

Nasturtium

Tropaeolum majus

Paint brush

Carphephorus corymbosus

Penta

Penta lanceolata

Phlox

Phlox

Purple Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea

Verbena, moss

Glandularia pulchella

Vines

Algerian Ivy

Hedera canariensis

 

Allamanda

Allamanda cathartica

Beach Morning Glory

Ipomoea stolonifera

Bleeding-Heart Vine

Clerodendrum Thomsoniae

Cat's Claw

Macfadyena unguis-cati

Coral Vine

Antigonon leptopus

Creeping Fig

Ficus pumila

Dune Elder

Iva imbricata

English Ivy

Hedera helix

Honeysuckle, Cape

Tecomaria capensis

Honeysuckle, Coral

Lonicera sempervirens

Jasmine, Confederate

Trachelospermum jasminoides

Mandevilla

Mandevilla splendens

Morning Glory

Ipomoea pes-caprae

Muscadine (Wild Grape)

Vitis spp.

Oakleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia

Passion Flower

Passiflora incarnata

Railroad Vine

Ipomoea pescaprae

Trumpet Vine

Campsis radicans

Virginia Creeper

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Yellow Jessamine

Gelsemium sempervirens

 

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