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  Cassia
The Winter Cassia (Cassia bicapsularis or Senna bicapsularis) is a winter bloomer that puts on a wonderful floral display around the holiday season. The flowers are also very attractive to bees and butterflies.
  Cat's Whiskers
Cat's Whiskers or Orthosiphon stamineus is an unusual plant for pots, containers or planted out in the garden. It features long white or blue flowers with long stamens (cat's whiskers) over glossy mid-green foliage. 
   Chinese Hat Plant
Chinese Hat Plant, Cup and Saucer Plant, Parasol Flower --  Holmskioldia sanguinea is native to the Himalayan lowlands and  bears narrowly trumpet-shaped flowers with crimson petals and orange-red calyces from summer to autumn.
  Christmasberry tree ("Florida Holly")
This shrub/tree is one of the worst exotic pest plants in the State of Florida (please do not plant it or encourage its growth): It is regulated by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection under 62C-52.011 Prohibited Aquatic Plants.
  Coleus
Coleus is a bushy, herbaceous subshrub with highly colored leaves and spikes of blue and white flowers.
  Coral Plant
Coral plant is a fast growing evergreen shrub or small tree with flowers  reminiscent of Precious coral or red coral
  Corn Plant
Dracaena, or Corn Plant, is most familiar to people as an indoor or office plant that seems to almost thrive on abuse and will live happily pot bound for many years.
  Crape (Crepe) Myrtle
Crape Myrtle or Lagerstroemia indica are deciduous or evergreen shrubs and trees cultivated for their conical, brightly colored panicles of flowers, with characteristic crinkled petals and for their often peeling bark.
  Crinum Lily
The Crinum Lily is a spectacularly huge lily. It grows rapidly to over 5' high with 5' long sword to strap shaped leaves. The plant is native to the tropics and subtropics, some species are native to Florida.
  Croton
Crotons, to say that most have variegated leaves is an understatement. Some look like they are survivors of the psychedelic era of the 1960s while others look like some painter had problems with his brushes splattering all over the plants..
  Dahlberg Daisy
The Dahlberg daisy is a wonderful little daisy-like flower for the spring and summer garden.

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