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Wild Florida Photo - Hamelia - hamelia genus

Genus

Hamelia

hamelia

Hamelia patensHamelia patens
Firebush
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Both native and non-native varieties of Hamelia patens can be found in Florida. Many of the firebush plants available at stores and used in landscaping are the non-native variety and are of little use to wildlife. For an interesting look at the difference between native and non-native firebush, read The Hamelia Mess by Roger Hammer.

Species of the Hamelia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:

  Hamelia patens
    var. glabra

Dwarf Firebush
Hamelia patens

  Hamelia patens
    var. patens

Firebush
Hamelia patens

The genus Hamelia is a member of the Rubiaceae - Madder family.

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