Native Flag: 2 ft. x 3 ft.
Seagrape: About 6 ft. tall
Gumbo-Limbo: About 4 ft. tall
Satinleaf: About 5 ft. tall
Coccoloba uvifera is a species of flowering plant in the buckwheat family, Polygonaceae, that is native to coastal beaches throughout tropical America and the Caribbean, including southern Florida, the Bahamas, the Greater and Lesser Antilles, and Bermuda.
Bursera simaruba, commonly known as gumbo-limbo, copperwood, chaca, naked Indian and turpentine tree, is a tree species in the family Burseraceae, native to tropical regions of the Americas from South Florida to Mexico and the Caribbean to Brazil, Jinotega and Venezuela.
Chrysophyllum oliviforme is a medium-sized tree native to Florida, the Bahamas, the Greater Antilles, and Belize. It is also known as Damson plum, wild star-apple, saffron-tree, Caimitillo, Caimitillo de Perro, Camitillo Cimarró, Teta de Burra, Macanabo, and Caïmite Marron. It gets the name satinleaf from the distinctive colors of the leaves.
Participants are asked to plant a native tree alongside the green project flag in their front yard and state “I hereby reclaim this land for nature.” The project’s project’s conspicuous green flags serve as a catalyst for conversations with neighbors, who will be encouraged to join the effort and help rebuild their native tree canopy one yard at a time. Ideally, as they watch each tree grow, their interest in the environment will also grow.
Learn more at cortada.com/nativeflags
Seagrape, Gumbo-Limbo, Satinleaf
No delivery available. Package must be picked up from Pinecrest Gardens.