Wild Florida Photo - Hamelia - hamelia genus
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:
The genus Hamelia is a member of the Rubiaceae - Madder family.