Salt Tolerant Plant List

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List of Salt Tolerant Plants By Dr. George R. Proctor

H: Butterfly or Moth Host plants
N: Butterfly or Moth Nectar Plants

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Herbaceous Perennials

Ageratum littorale / Cape Sable Whiteweed N
Aloe vera / Aloe
Ambrosia hispida / Geranium; Running Woodworm
Bacopa monnieri / Water Hyssop H N
Batis maritima / Saltwort H
Blutaparon vermicularis / Silverhead; Samphire
Capraria biflora / Goatweed
Catharanthus roseus / Perrywinkle
Chromolaena odorata / Jack-in-the-bush N
Crinum amabile / Giant Lily
Cynanchum angustifolium / Gulf Coast Swallowwort H N
Dalbergia brownei / Cacoon; Brown's Indian Rosewood
Eustoma exaltatum / Marsh Gentia
Evolvulus convolvuloides
Evolvulus squamosus / Rockyplains Dwarf Morning Glory N
Heliotropium curassavicum / Seaside Heliotropium N
Hymenocallis latifolia / Spider Lily
Limonium companyonis Rare
Pectis caymanensis caymanensis / Tea Banker; Mint
Pectis caymanensis robusta / Tea Banker; Mint Endemic
Salicornia bigelovii LC
Salicornia virginica Syn. S. perennis / Glasswort H
Sarcostemma clausum / White Twinevine H N
Sesuvium maritimum / Slender Sea purslane
Sesuvium microphyllum
Sesuvium portulacastrum / Sea-pursley; Shoreline Seapurslane
Spilanthes urens / White Button; Pigeon Coop H N
Stachytarpheta jamaicensis / Porterweed; Vervine H N
Stemodia durantifolia
Stemodia maritima H N
Stylosanthes hamata / Lucy Julia ; Pencil Flower H N
Tephrosia cinerea N
Trema lamarckianum / Trema H N
Tribulus cistoides / Buttercup; Jim Carter Weed
Turnera ulmifolia / Cat-Bush; Yellow Alder; Ramgoat Dashalong H N

Shrubs

Acacia farnesiana / Sweet Acacia 8'
Argusia gnaphalodes / Lavender; Sea-lavender 4' - 6'
Baccharis dioica / False Willow, Saltbush 4' - 5'
Borrichia arborescens / Bay Candlewood: Tree Seaside Oxeye 5'
Caesalpinia bonduc / Cockspur; Yellow Nickel 6' H N
Capparis flexuosa / Raw Bones; Raw Head; Bloody Head 8' H N
Cestrum diurnum marcianum / Jassemine, Cestrum (Fragrant) 15' N
Chrysobalanus icaco / Coco-Plum 8'
Cordia globosa humilis Changed to Cordia bullata var. globosa / Black Sage; Gout Tea, Blood Berry, Butterfly bush, Wild Sage[JA] N
Ernodea littoralis / Guana Berry
Erithalis fruticosa / Black Candlewood
Forestieria segregata / Florida Privet
Gossypium hirsutum / Wild Cotton 8'
Iva cheiranthifolia 7'
Iva Imbricata / Seacoast Marshelder
Lantana involucrata / Roundleaf Sage; Bitter Sage 4'
Rhachicallis americana / Juniper; Bay Cedar 3'
Salmea petrobioides / Shanks, Bushy Salmea 4'
Scaevola plumieri Scaevola 3' - 5'
Strumpfia maritima / Pride of Big Pine
Suriana maritima / Juniper; Bay Cedar 8' H N
Tecoma stans / Shamerock; Cow-stick; Hemlock 8' -10'
Yucca aloifolia / Spanish Bayonet 5' H
Oleander

Trees

Avicennia germinans / Black Mangrove 15' H
Bucida spinosa
Clusia rosea / Autograph Tree 15' - 20'
Capparis cynophallophora changed to Quadrella cynophallophora / Headache Bush 10' - 15' H N
Capparis ferruginea / Devil Head 12'
Coccoloba uvifera / Seagrape 20' - 30' H N
Colubrina asiatica / Asia Nakedwood: Latherleaf 10' -15'
Conocarpus erectus / Buttonwood 10' - 20'
Cordia brownei / Black Sage
Cordia sebestena var. caymanensis / Broadleaf 20' - 30' N Endemic
Eugenia foetida / Spanish Stopper; Box Leaf Eugenia 25'
Hibiscus tiliaceus / Mahoe; Sea Hibiscus 20' - 40' H N
Jaquinia keyensis / Wash Wood 8' - 10'
Laguncularia racemosa / White Mangrove 20' - 30'
Manilkara zapota / Sapodilla; Neesberry 20' H
Myrcianthes fragrans / Cherry 20'
Myrica cerifera / Bayberry; Wax Myrtle 20' (Must be cut bask by end of March for good flowers)
Piscidia piscipula / Dogwood; Fish Poison 30' - 40'
Pithecellobium unguis-cati / Cat's Claw H N
Plumeria obtusa / Jasmine 15' H
Randia aculeata / Lancewood 10'
Rhizophora mangle / Red Mangrove 15' - 20' H
Swietenia mahagoni / Mahogany 20' - 40'
Terminalia catappa / Indian Almond 20' - 40'
Thespesia populnea / Popnut; Plopnut 15' - 20'

Vines

Cryptostegia grandiflora / Purple Alamanda
Ipomoea imperati / Beach Morning Glory H
Ipomoea pes-caprae / Bay Vine
Merremia quinqefolia / Rock Rosemary Rare
Rhabdadenia biflora / Mangrove Rubber Vine
Urechites lutea / Yellow Nightshade; Wild Alamanda

Palms

Coccothrinax proctorii / Silver Thatch Palm; Thatch H Endemic
Cocos nucifera / Coconut Palm H N
Thrinax radiata / Bull Thatch; Florida Thatch

Cactus

Consolea macracantha Syn. Opontia millspaughii caymanensis/ Prickly Pear Tree p. 322
Epiphyllum phyllanthus var. plattsii
add p. 490 Endemic
Harrisia caymanensis p. 325
Nopalea cochenillifer / Cochineal p. 323
Opuntia stricta var. dillenii / Prickly Pear p. 320
Piloscereus royenii / Dildo p. 324
Selenicereus pteranthus CB p. 326
Selenicereus grandiflorus / Vine Pear p. 326

Bromeliads

Hohenbergia caymanensis / Hohenbergia p. 218 Endemic

Agaves

Agave caymanense / Corato; Maypole 241Endemic

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