Native Plants in Florida

Are you interested in taking a trip to Florida? If you love nature you will be surprised at the diversity of flora in Florida. The Sunshine State is one of the most amazing places – especially when you’re surrounded by gorgeous, flourishing gardens and farms. We shouldn’t skip mentioning the 174 state parks and 9 national parks we have. Learning about Florida native plants and the greenery that Florida is so famous might be a good place to start your journey. These plants have been a part of the natural landscape for a very long time, long before there was any interaction between Europe and the Americas, and they have been unaffected by human activity ever since. The following is a list of plants that are indigenous to Florida and on your travels could be on your list of things to spot.

Florida Wildflowers

The range of hues found in Florida’s native flowers results in a bouquet that is stunning in its aesthetic appeal. Depending on the type and the highest points of each season, it is possible to find wildflowers blooming throughout the year that each symbolize a different color of the rainbow’s color scheme. Examples from this wonderful group include the Alligator Lily, Moonflower, Firewheel, and Scarlet Ladies Tresses, all of which can be found in colors ranging from crimson to white, depending on your preference. On the other hand, the colors of the Bushy Seaside Oxeye, Dixie Iris, Smallfruit Beggertick, Pale Meadowbeauty, American Bluehearts, and Lakelas Mints belong to a different color palette. These flowers appear in shades of yellow, blue, and purple.

Plants Like Trees and Shrubs

There is a special variety of flora that can only be found in Florida, including trees and bushes that may appear unusual to the ordinary tourist but are actually widespread throughout the state. The beautyberry, for instance, lives up to its name since it produces a charming cluster of fruits that resemble grapes and are colored in a ravishing violet hue. Another plant that is frequently seen in the region is the witch-hazel plant, the oil of which is included in a wide variety of cosmetics and other beauty items. Still, other plants with easily recognizable names, such as the Black-eyed Susan, Goldenfoot, Muscadine Grape Scuppermong, Feverfew, and St. John’s Wort, can be found growing perpetually distributed in huge groups across the entirety of the state.

Despite the fact that they are native species, these plants have been moving all across the country and even further afield due to their natural attractiveness and the relative ease with which they may be cultivated. As a result, the state has played host to the successful adaptation of a handful of alien plant species native to Asia, which are now flourishing in close proximity to their Western counterparts.

If you are are traveling with an RV I would strongly suggest booking stays at the state or national parks to really get a beautiful scenic view of what Florida is really like, and be sure to stop in south Florida near the everglades the landscapes and plants are truly unique. Safe travels no matter how you come and visit, there is so much more to Florida than Disney and our big cities.

Posted by Amaral Farms

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