Native Florida Shrubs – Alternate, Simple

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

FamilyScientific_NameCommon_NameRange
AnnonaceaeAsimina parviflorasmallflower pawpawStatewide
AquifoliaceaeIlex glabrainkberryStatewide
ChrysobalanaceaeLicania michauxiigopher apple, deer plumStatewide
CyrillaceaeCyrilla racemifloraswamp titiStatewide
EricaceaeGaylussacia dumosadwarf huckleberryStatewide
EricaceaeGaylussacia frondosadangleberryStatewide
EricaceaeLyonia ligustrinamaleberryStatewide
EricaceaeLyonia lucidafetterbush lyoniaStatewide
EricaceaeLyonia marianapiedmont staggerbushStatewide
EricaceaeRhododendron viscosumswamp azaleaStatewide
EricaceaeVaccinium corymbosumhighbush blueberryStatewide
EricaceaeVaccinium myrsinitesshiny blueberryStatewide
EricaceaeVaccinium stamineumdeerberryStatewide
FabaceaeAmorpha fruticosafalse indigo, bastard indigoStatewide
FagaceaeQuercus minimadwarf live oakStatewide
FagaceaeQuercus pumilarunning oakStatewide
IteaceaeItea virginicaVirginia sweetspireStatewide
RhamnaceaeCeanothus americanusNew Jersey teaStatewide
RhamnaceaeCeanothus microphylluslittleleaf buckbrushStatewide
StyracaceaeStyrax americanusAmerican snowbellStatewide
EricaceaeEpigaea repenstrailing arbutusNW
HamamelidaceaeFothergilla gardeniidwarf witchalderNW
IlliciaceaeIllicium floridanumFlorida anisetreeNW
LamiaceaeCalamintha dentataFlorida calamintNW
LamiaceaeCalamintha georgianaGeorgia calamintNW
LauraceaeLindera melissifoliasouthern spicebushNW
RosaceaePhysocarpus opulifoliuscommon ninebarkNW
SapotaceaeSideroxylon thorneiGeorgia bullyNW
EricaceaeGaylussacia mosieriwoolly huckleberryNW,NE
EricaceaeKalmia latifoliamountain laurelNW,NE
EricaceaeRhododendron alabamenseAlabama azaleaNW,NE
EricaceaeRhododendron austrinumorange azalea, flame azaleaNW,NE
EricaceaeRhododendron chapmaniiChapman's rhododendronNW,NE
EricaceaeVaccinium elliottiiElliott's blueberryNW,NE
EuphorbiaceaeSebastiania fruticosaGulf Sebastian-bushNW,NE
FagaceaeCastanea pumilachinkapinNW,NE
GrossulariaceaeRibes echinellumMiccosukee gooseberryNW,NE
AnnonaceaeAsimina angustifoliaslimleaf pawpawNW,NE,C
AnnonaceaeAsimina incanawoolly pawpawNW,NE,C
AquifoliaceaeIlex coriacealarge gallberryNW,NE,C
EricaceaeBejaria racemosaflyweedNW,NE,C
EricaceaeKalmia hirsutahairy laurelNW,NE,C
EricaceaeLeucothoe axillariscoastal doghobbleNW,NE,C
EricaceaeLeucothoe racemosaswamp doghobbleNW,NE,C
EricaceaePieris phillyreifoliaclimbing fetterbushNW,NE,C
EricaceaeRhododendron canescensmountain azaleaNW,NE,C
EricaceaeVaccinium tenellumsmall black blueberryNW,NE,C
EuphorbiaceaeStillingia aquaticawater toothleafNW,NE,C
LauraceaeLindera benzoinnorthern spicebushNW,NE,C
LauraceaeLindera subcoriaceaNW,NE,C
LauraceaeLitsea aestivalispondspiceNW,NE,C
RosaceaePhotinia pyrifoliared chokeberryNW,NE,C
SapotaceaeSideroxylon alachuenseAlachua bully, Alachua BuckthornNE
AnnonaceaeDeeringothamnus rugeliiYellow Squirrel Banana, Rugel's PawpawNE,C
EricaceaeAgarista populifoliaFlorida hobblebushNE,C
SapotaceaeSideroxylon rufohirtumrufous Florida bullyNE,C
AnnonaceaeAsimina obovatabigflower pawpawNE,C,S
FagaceaeQuercus inopinasandhill oakNE,C,S
SolanaceaeSolanum erianthumpotatotreeNE,C,S
CompositaeGarberia heterophyllagarberiaC
EricaceaeGaylussacia nanaConfederate huckleberryC
EricaceaeGaylussacia tomentosahairytwig huckleberryC
IlliciaceaeIllicium parviflorumyellow anisetreeC
LamiaceaeCalamintha coccineascarlet calamintC
AnnonaceaeAsimina pygmeadwarf pawpawC,S
AnnonaceaeAsimina reticulatanetted pawpawC,S
AnnonaceaeDeeringothamnus pulchellusWhite Squirrel Banana, Beautiful PawpawC,S
BoraginaceaeArgusia gnaphalodessea rosemaryC,S
EricaceaeLyonia fruticosacoastal plain staggerbushC,S
EricaceaeVaccinium darrowiiDarrow's blueberryC,S
MyrsinaceaeArdisia escallonoidesisland marlberryC,S
SolanaceaeLycium carolinianumCarolina desert-thornC,S
AnnonaceaeAsimina tetramerafourpetal pawpawS
BoraginaceaeCordia globosacuraciao bushS
FabaceaeDalea carthagenensisCartagena prairie cloverS
SolanaceaeSolanum bahamenseBahama nightshadeS
UlmaceaeCeltis iguanaeaiguana hackberryS