Ecological Landscape Design & Consulting

What’s Hot in Florida Plants

Flora & Fauna

Our native Florida plants are as versatile as they are colorful. Grounded Solutions specializes in ecosystem identification and assisting the property owner in re-developing for a native landscape. Many of our clients are interested in attracting birds, butterflies and other pollinators.

With Grounded Solutions, you get the whole story. The proper Florida native name, its origin and how to best take care of your new plants in the landscape.

Many homeowners are shifting towards a low water, no fertilizer, low maintenance landscape. Upland native plants can fit that bill. Methods of maintenance for these plants can vary from the subtropical, fast growing plants we commonly use in residential landscapes today.

Below are macro flower photos and some wide angle photos to show the beauty of individual flowers, pollinator interactions, and how the plant persists in the landscapes we find them in. Please enjoy the photos as we add to and edit this gallery over time. Email with any requests to use these photos.

There are plenty of native plants to discover and we hope to see more planted. This gallery showcases some of our favorites that may be right for you too. Soon we will be open for business in our pop-up plant shop. We want to help spread the seeds of diversity in the landscape.

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Florida Faves

Deerberry, Vaccinium stamineumFirebush, Hamelia patensA fresh cut flower arrangementBeach verbena, Glandularia maritimaIndian-plantain with a beneficial insect getting nectar and pollen, Arnoglossum ovatumFalse pennyroyal, Piloblephus rigidaWild poinsettia, Poinsettia cyathophoraWinter blooming vine Carolina jessamine, Gelsemium sempervirensSpring blooming plum tree, Prunus umbellataGopher apple as a ground cover, Licania michauxiiPollinator attractor Spiderwort in purple, Tradescantia ohiensisFruit producing Bigflower pawpaw, Asimina obovataAquatic milkweed, also shown in orange. 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