Agave americana (Century Plant)
Cordyline terminalis (Ti Plant)
really tall stalk with scars from sheathing leaf bases
Nolina recurvata (Ponytail Palm)
Large caudex (swollen trunk)
Yucca filamentosa (Adam's Needle)
filaments on leaves. small apical spine.
Cattleya spp. (Cattleya)
pseudo bulbs just below leaves. parallel veination.
Dendrobium spp. (Dendrobium)
sheathing leaf bases on canes
Phalaenopsis spp. (Phalaenopsis)
No canes or pseudo bulbs.
Cynodon dactylon (Bermuda Grass)
crow foot-shaped inflorescence
Paspalum notatum (Bahia Grass)
Peace sign inflorescence. Sheathing leaf base. purple tint to rhizomes.
Stenotaphrum secundatum (St. Augustine Grass)
broad leaf common grass.
Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata' (Variegated Shell Flower)
Hedychium spp. (Butterfly Ginger)
Zingiber zerumbet (Pine Cone Lily)
inflorescence comes out of ground
Bignonia capreolata (Cross Vine)
compound leaf with only TWO leaflets. tendrils come out of the the same node as leaflets
Campsis radicans (Trumpet Vine)
odd pinnately compound. serrated margin. Caudate apex. Self clinging vine with aerial roots
Tabebuia spp. (Trumpet tree)
Palmately divided leaves. fuzzy new growth.
Clusia rosea (Balsam Apple)
Rigid leaves with waxy coating, fruit look like apple. also known as the autograph tree
Rhododendron canescens (Piedmont Azalea)
prominent buds at tips. rough leaf texture. ciliate margin.
Wisteria frutescens (American Wisteria)
odd-pinnately compound with velvety leaflets. Fragrant panicles of flowers 4-6 " long
Illicium floridanum (Florida Anise, Purple Anise)
Acuminate apex, sparse growth habit
Illicium parviflorum (Yellow Anise)
Rounded apex. Denser growth. Growth points upward
Ficus carica (Fig)
sandpapery leaves that are deeply lobed