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  Golden Shower Tree
Cassia fistula (Golden Shower Tree or Purging Cassia) is a late spring to mid-summer bloomer (with the heaviest blooming in June) that puts on a massive golden yellow floral display. The fragrant flowers are very attractive to bees and butterflies.
 Indian Hawthorn
Related to the apple trees, loquat and rose, Indian Hawthorne is an attractive spring bloomer with fragrant flowers that resemble apple blossoms and smell as sweet.
  Irises
Irises can be grown very successfully in Florida. Members of this plant's family, Iridaceae are quit diverse, their natural habitats range from the Arctic Tundra to the hottest deserts of central Asia. Iris are fairly tough, disease and insect resistant plants.
   Ixora
Ixora, Flame of the Woods, Jungle Flame, or Jungle Geranium is a bushy, rounded shrub that has long been a popular hedging plant in the subtropical regions of Florida.
  Jacaranda
Jacaranda is a spring to early summer bloomer that puts on a massive purple-blue floral display that cannot be missed. The ferny leaves are reminiscent of those of the mimosa, thus its botanical name.
  Japanese Honeysuckle
Evergreen leaves turn purple in autumn and winter. An excellent climber for covering large spaces, tall fences and tree stumps. Lovely sweet honeysuckle scent is luscious. Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and people love the Honeysuckle nectar in flowers.
  Jackfruit
The world's biggest fruit. When fully ripe, the unopened jackfruit emits a strong disagreeable odor, resembling that of decayed onions, while the pulp of the opened fruit smells of pineapple and banana.
Oprah's Legends Rose
Photo by Gene Sasse (c) 2008 used courtesy of Weeks Roses. Click image to enlarge.Oprah Winfrey names the Legends rose in honor of 25 influential African-American women (the honorees are listed below) and is featured on the cover of the May issue of O, The Oprah Magazine.
  Lichen
Any of a group of composite organisms made up of a fungus and an alga living in symbiotic association (called obligate mutualism). The fungus provides a structure that may protect the alga from drying and harsh conditions; the alga synthesizes and excretes a specific carbohydrate that is taken up and utilized as food by the fungus.
  Lobster Claws
Heleconias are large-leaved exotics with vibrant colored flower bracts reminiscent of 'lobster claws'. These plants come in hundreds of stunning and ornate forms (there are about 185 species and 500 varieties of Heliconias).
  Mexican Bush Sage
Mexican Sage Bush or Salvia leucantha is a subshrub which spreads to form large clumps of arching white and wooly stems. Of the family Labiatae it is a native of Mexico.
  Mexican Flame Vine
Mexican Flame Vine or Senecio confusus syn. Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides is a moderately bushy, evergreen twining climber. Butterflies, bees and hummingbirds find this plant very attractive.
  Nasturtium
Nasturtiums range in growth and habit from climbing, trailing, or bushy annuals to herbaceous perennials, many with tuberous roots. Native to the cool, mountainous areas of Central and South America they are usually grown as cool season annuals in South Florida.
  Nerium Oleander
Hardy Red Nerium Oleander. Click to Enlarge ImageNerium Oleander is an excellent fast growing low care shrub that will reward you with colorful flowers galore!
 
 

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