Let’s Talk Gardening By UF-IFAS Extension Sumter In this episode Dr. Samuel visits the residence of Mr. Steve Turnipseed, a member of the Florida Native Plant Society who converted his landscape from a lawn to all native plants. Visit https://ffl.ifas.ufl.edu/ for more information on the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program. Florida Native Plant Society – Preserving, Conserving and Restoring the Native Plants and Native Plant Communities of Florida
The Mission of the Florida Native Plant Society is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida. The Society fulfills this mission through
• Support for conservation land acquisition
• Land management that enhances habitat suitability for native plants
• Education • Public policies that protect our native flora, especially rare species
• Research on native plant species
• Encouragement of local landscaping practices and policies that preserve Florida’s native plant heritage
Note: Three residential landscapes owned by members of The Villages Chapter were recognized in 2020 with an Award of Merit from the Florida Native Plant Society.
List of plants mentioned in the video.
Trees Botanical Name Redbud Cercis canadensis Chickasaw Plum Prunus angustifolia Cherry Laurel Prunus caroliniana Turkey Oak Quercus laevis Myrtle Oak Quercus myrtifolia Shrubs Yaupon holly Ilex vomitoria Yaupon holly (upright standard) Ilex vomitoria Yaupon holly (Schillings Dwarf) Ilex vomitoria Yaupon holly (weeping) Ilex vomitoria Yaupon holly (Scarlet Peak) Ilex vomitoria Yellow Anise Illicium parviflorum Simpson Stoppers Myrcianthes frangrans Walters Viburnum (var densa) Viburnum obovatum Walters Viburnum (upright standard) Viburnum obovatum Walters Viburnum (var Withlacoochee) Viburnum obovatum Coontie Zamia floridana Grasses Muhly Grass Muhlenbergia capillaris Fakahatchee Grass Tripsacum dactyloides Dwarf Fakahatchee Grass Tripsacum floridanum Groundcover Frog Fruit Phyla nodiflora Wet Twinflower Dyschoriste humistrata Palms Sabal Palm Sabal palmetto Silver Saw Palmetto Serenoa repens