Many counties in Florida now require that new commercial landscapes contain a percentage of native plants. Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.
Robert G. Haehle is a horticulture consultant and gardening writer. He was the radio host of "Garden Line". He has written numerous columns and articles for Southern Living, South Florida Home & Garden, Florida Nuseryman, and many others. Joan Brookwell has worked for 10 years at the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale as the home and garden editor. She is currently a freelance writer and photographer living in Fort Lauderdale.