Hamelia patens

Common Name(s): Firebush

Native to Florida

Firebush is a frequent native of Florida’s central and southern coastal hammocks. It blooms all year. This is the only species of Hamelia in Florida (Wunderlin, 2003). Firebush is found in FL, PR, and the Virgin Islands (Kartesz, 1999). These pictures were taken in the Everglades.

firebushView the herbarium specimen image from the University of Florida Herbarium Digital Imaging Projects.