Flowering Trees and Shrubs of Florida – the Monocots

In Florida, the Monocots (Liliopsida) include tree and shrub species in the palm, grass and agave families, a total of 16 species.

Agavaceae, the agave family

Yucca aloifolia aloe yucca
Yucca filamentosa Adam’s needle
Yucca gloriosa Spanish dagger,
moundlily yucca

Arecaceae, the palm family

Acoelorrhaphe wrightii Paurotis palm, Everglades palm
Coccothrinax argentata Florida silver palm, Biscayne palm
Pseudophoenix sargentii Buccaneer palm, Florida cherry palm
Rhapidophyllum hystrix needle palm
Roystonea elata royal palm
Sabal etonia scrub palmetto
Sabal minor dwarf palmetto
Sabal palmetto cabbage palm, sabal palm
Serenoa repens saw palmetto
Thrinax morrisii Key thatch palm
Thrinax radiata Florida thatch palm

Poaceae, the grass family

Arundinaria gigantea giant cane
Lasiacis divaricata small cane