Native vs. Invasive Plants

Below are websites on native and invasive plants to our area and also information on mulch. They can help in deciding Lagoon friendly future garden plantings.

Native Florida Plants:

Invasive Plant Species: http://invasiveplantspecies.pdf

Most of the plants on the invasive plant list above are not sold in The Home Depot/Lowes/Walmart stores. However, the ones listed below often are and should be avoided:

  • Mexican Petunia (sold at Home Depot)
  • Oysterplant
  • Asparagus Fern
  • Brazilian Jasmine
  • Mother-in-law Tongue
  • Periwinkle (Vinca sp.)
  • Lantana
  • Shrub Verbena (Lantana camara) - unless the label specifically says it is a sterile hybrid

If you want to search up a specific plant species to determine whether it is invasive, click here.

For information on the varities of and uses for mulch, click here.