Florida Native Shrubs – Opposite, Simple

A listing of Florida’s native shrubs with opposite branch arrangement and simple leaves.

FamilyScientific_NameCommon_NameRange
CelastraceaeEuonymus americanusstrawberry bushStatewide
ClusiaceaeHypericum cistifoliumroundpod St. JohnswortStatewide
ClusiaceaeHypericum crux-andreaeSt. PeterswortStatewide
ClusiaceaeHypericum fasciculatumpeelbark St. JohnswortStatewide
ClusiaceaeHypericum gentianoidespine weeds, orange grassStatewide
ClusiaceaeHypericum hypericoidesSt. Andrew's crossStatewide
ClusiaceaeHypericum mutilumdwarf St. JohnswortStatewide
ClusiaceaeHypericum myrtifoliummyrtleleaf St. JohnswortStatewide
ClusiaceaeHypericum punctatumSpotted St. John's WortStatewide
ClusiaceaeHypericum tenuifoliumAtlantic St. JohnswortStatewide
ClusiaceaeHypericum tetrapetalumfourpetal St. JohnswortStatewide
EmpetraceaeCeratiola ericoidessand heathStatewide
RhamnaceaeSageretia minutiflorasmallflower mock buckthornStatewide
VerbenaceaeCallicarpa americanaAmerican beautyberryStatewide
AdoxaceaeViburnum acerifoliummapleleaf viburnumNW
ClusiaceaeHypericum apocynifoliumearly St. John's wortNW
ClusiaceaeHypericum chapmaniiApalachicola St. JohnswortNW
ClusiaceaeHypericum denticulatumcoppery St. John's wortNW
ClusiaceaeHypericum drummondiiDrummond's St. John's wortNW
ClusiaceaeHypericum exileFlorida Sands St. JohnswortNW
ClusiaceaeHypericum frondosumcedarglade St. JohnswortNW
ClusiaceaeHypericum harperiHarper's St. John's wortNW
ClusiaceaeHypericum lissophloeussmoothbark St. JohnswortNW
ClusiaceaeHypericum nitidumCarolina St. JohnswortNW
ClusiaceaeHypericum nudiflorumearly St. JohnswortNW
CornaceaeCornus amomumsilky dogwoodNW
HydrangeaceaeHydrangea arborescenswild hydrangeaNW
HydrangeaceaePhiladelphus inodorusscentless mock orangeNW
LamiaceaeConradina glabraApalachicola false rosemaryNW
CalycanthaceaeCalycanthus floriduseastern sweetshrubNW,NE
ClusiaceaeHypericum canadenselesser Canadian St. John's wortNW,NE
ClusiaceaeHypericum gymnanthumclaspingleaf St. John's wortNW,NE
ClusiaceaeHypericum microsepalumflatwoods St. JohnswortNW,NE
ClusiaceaeHypericum pseudomaculatumFalse Spotted St. John's WortNW,NE
ClusiaceaeHypericum suffruticosumpineland St. JohnswortNW,NE
AdoxaceaeViburnum dentatumsouthern arrowwoodNW,NE,C
ClusiaceaeHypericum galioidesbedstraw St. JohnswortNW,NE,C
ClusiaceaeHypericum prolificumshrubby St. JohnswortNW,NE,C
ClusiaceaeHypericum setosumHairy St. John's WortNW,NE,C
HydrangeaceaeHydrangea quercifoliaoakleaf hydrangeaNW,NE,C
OleaceaeForestiera ligustrinaupland swampprivetNW,NE,C
LamiaceaeConradina canescensfalse rosemaryNW,C,S
LamiaceaeConradina etoniaEtonia rosemaryNE
RubiaceaeChiococca albaWest Indian milkberryNE,C
OleaceaeForestiera segregataFlorida swampprivetNE,C,S
RubiaceaeErnodea littoraliscoughbushNE,C,S
AdoxaceaeSymphoricarpos orbiculatuscoralberryC
OleaceaeChionanthus pygmaeuspygmy fringetreeC
ClusiaceaeHypericum brachyphyllumcoastal plain St. JohnswortC,S
ClusiaceaeHypericum cumulicolahighlands scrub St. John's wortC,S
ClusiaceaeHypericum edisonianumArcadian St. JohnswortC,S
LamiaceaeConradina grandifloralargeflower false rosemaryC,S
OleaceaeOsmanthus megacarpusscrub wild olive, devilwoodC,S
RubiaceaeHamelia patensscarletbushC,S
RubiaceaeMorinda royocredgalC,S
RubiaceaePsychotria nervosaSeminole balsamo, wild coffeeC,S
RubiaceaePsychotria sulznerishortleaf wild coffeeC,S
RubiaceaeRandia aculeatawhite indigoberryC,S
VerbenaceaeLantana involucratabuttonsageC,S
MyrtaceaeMosiera longipesmangroveberryS
RubiaceaeCatesbaea parviflorasmallflower lilythornS
RubiaceaeErithalis fruticosablacktorchS
RubiaceaeErnodea cokerione-nerved ernodeaS
RubiaceaeGuettarda scabrawild guaveS
RubiaceaePsychotria ligustrifoliaBahama wild coffeeS
RubiaceaeStrumpfia maritimapride of Big PineS
VerbenaceaeLantana canescenshammock shrubverbenaS
VerbenaceaeLantana depressadepressed shrubverbenaS