Nature Coast Botanical Garden Native Plant Area Restoration
In June 2012 the Hernando Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society began a labor of love: improving the Flroida native plant gardens at the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens in Spring Hill. What we found was a wonderful variety of plants in place, with the potential to add many more in the future. The Springhill Garden Club who currently manages the gardens has been supportive of the effort, and what results will be a great addition to this hidden wonderland.
Native Plant Wetland - Current & Proposed Plant List
Contributed by Brian Nelson
These plants that are currently in the pond area at the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens. Also. in the wetland area are some bald cypress, a swamp rose, and blue curls.
Fragrant water lily – Nymphaea odorata.
Soft stem bullrush – Juncus effusus.
Duck potato (Bulltongue arrowhead) – Sagittaria lancifolia
Carolina willow - Salix caroliniana
Swamp Hibiscus (Hibiscus coccinus - also called Scarlet Hibiscus, Scarlet Rose Mallow)-
Blueflag iris - Iris virginica
Ferns - (exotics to be removed & native to be identified)
Plants to Consider adding in/around pond
Common buttonbush - Cephalanthus occidentalis
Pickerelweed - Pontederia cordata
Common arrowhead – Sagittaria latifolia
Lizard’s Tail - Saururus cernuus
Swamp leather flower - Clematis crispa
Swamp lily (Seven-sisters; string-lily) – Crinum americanum
Gallberry - Ilex glabra.
Cardinalflower- Lobelia cardinalis
Gulf coast spikerush - Eleocharis cellulose
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