A wildflower (or wild flower) is a flower that grows in the wild, meaning it was not intentionally seeded or planted.

East Coast Dune Sunflower

Helianthus debilis Nutt. subsp. debilis

Blue Mistflower

Conoclinium coelestinum

Red Tropical Sage

Salvia coccinea

Spider Lily

Hymenocallis latifolia

Blanket Flower

Gaillardia pulchella

Perennial Plants

A perennial plant or simply perennial (from Latin per, meaning “through”, and annus, meaning “year”) is a plant that lives for more than two years.  The term is often used to differentiate a plant from shorter-lived annuals and biennials. The term is also widely used to distinguish plants with little or no woody growth from trees and shrubs, which are also technically perennials.

Prairie Iris

Iris hexagona



Society Garlic

Tulbaghia violacea

Bee Balm

Monarda Punctata

Silver Sea Oxeye Daisy

Borrichia frutescens

Purple Passionflower

Passiflora incarnata


A shrub is distinguished from a tree by its multiple stems and shorter height, usually under 6 m (20 ft) tall. Plants of many species may grow either into shrubs or trees, depending on their growing conditions.

Blue Porterflower

Stachytarpheta jamaicensis

Ink Berry

Chapman’s Cassia

Senna Mexicana var. chapmanii

Florida Keys Blackbead

Horizontal Cocoplum

Chrysobalanus icaco

Jamaican Caper Flower


Ardisia escallonioides


A vine in the narrowest sense is the grapevine, but more generally it can refer to any plant with a growth habit of trailing or climbing stems or runners.

Coral Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens



Grasses, or more technically graminoids, are usually herbaceous plants with narrow leaves growing from the base.


In botany, a tree is a perennial plant with an elongated stem, or trunk, supporting branches and leaves in most species. In some usages, the definition of a tree may be narrower, including only woody plants with secondary growth, plants that are usable as lumber or plants above a specified height.

Mastic Tree

Sideroxylon foetidissumum


Silver Buttonwood


Chrysophyllum oliviforme

7 Year Apple

Casasia clusiifolia

Gumbo Limbo

Geiger Tree



Bamboo is a tribe of flowering perennial evergreen plants in the grass family Poaceae, subfamily Bambusoideae, tribe Bambuseae.

Black Bamboo

Phyllostachys nigra