Twenty Tricky Native Plants: An ID Workshop

The horticulture marketplace suffers from incorrect identification of native plants, including some of the more popular species. In this hands-on course, the instructor will review some of the most commonly confused native species actively used in the landscape trade, including those notoriously difficult to tell apart from kindred natives and look-alike non natives. Attendees will learn the best known vegetative characteristics to distinguish each species. Plants to be included in, but not limited to, this workshop are: Firebush (Hamelia patens), Necklacepod (Sophora tomentosa), Stoppers (Eugenia, Myrcianthes, Mosiera, and Calyptranthes species), Shrub verbena (Lantana species), Porterweed (Stachytarpheta species), Senna species and more.
This program is an interactive workshop and live specimens will be brought in and compared.

Florida DBPR Board of Landscape Architecture: Course# 0011792
Regulatory Council of Community Association Managers: pending
FNGLA: 1 CEU for FNGLA certified horticulture and landscape professionals.

  • Basics of Plant ID
  • Firebush
  • Necklacepod
  • Stoppers (Eugenia, Myrcianthes, Mosiera, and Calyptranthes species)
  • Shrub verbena (Lantana species)
  • Porterweed (Stachytarpheta species)
  • Senna species


This session is sponsored by the Native Plant Horticulture Foundation

Community Associations Design Garden/Landscape ISA Cert Arborist LA CE credits Plants