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Florida Wildflower Foundation blog · 3M ago

Flower Friday: Butterfly orchid

Butterfly orchid (Encyclia tampensis)  Photo by Mary Keim Click on terms for botanical definitions.  Butterfly orchid is a slow-growing, epiphytic perennial occurring naturally in mesic...
Florida Wildflower Foundation blog · 3M ago

Flower Friday: Sweetscent

Photo by Mary Keim Sweetscent (Pluchea odorata)   Click on terms for botanical definitions.  Known by many names such as Camphorweed, Stinkweed, Salt marsh fleabane, Sourbush and Cattle...
Florida Wildflower Foundation blog · 3M ago

Flower Friday: Swamp rosemallow

Photo by Ray Mathews, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Swamp rosemallow (Hibiscus grandiflorus) Click on terms for botanical definitions. Swamp rosemallow is a deciduous perennial w...
Florida Wildflower Foundation blog · 3M ago

Summer in the wildflower garden — some like it hot!

By Claudia Larsen Although summer’s heat keeps many of us inside, it’s a busy time for wildflowers. Thousands of butterflies, bees, wasps and other insects visit flowers to obtain nectar. It...
Florida Wildflower Foundation blog · 3M ago

Flower Friday: Giant ironweed

Photo by Mary Keim Giant ironweed (Vernonia gigantea)  Click on terms for botanical definitions.  Giant ironweed is a robust, perennial wildflower found naturally in floodplains, wet to...
Florida Wildflower Foundation blog · 4M ago

Flower Friday: American bluehearts

Photo by Eleanor Dietrich American bluehearts (Buchnera americana)  Click on terms for botanical definitions.  American bluehearts is a perennial wildflower found in pinelands, prairies...
Florida Wildflower Foundation blog · 4M ago

Know your native pollinators: Oil-collecting bees

by Jonnie Dietz, Florida Museum of Natural History "Know your native pollinators" is a series of articles that will help you identify and appreciate Florida's varied pollinators, includi...
Florida Wildflower Foundation blog · 4M ago

Flower Friday: Fringed meadowbeauty

Photo by Mary Keim Fringed meadowbeauty (Rhexia petiolata)  Click on terms for botanical definitions.  Fringed meadowbeauty is an herbaceous perennial wildflower. Its showy pink blooms h...
Florida Wildflower Foundation blog · 4M ago

Flower Friday: Candyroot

Photo by Mary Keim Candyroot (Polygala nana)  Click on terms for botanical definitions. Candyroot is an annual herbaceous wildflower found in wet to moist pine flatwoods, wet prairies and...
Florida Wildflower Foundation blog · 4M ago

East Orange County roadside wildflower project wins award

Coreopsis, Lyreleaf sage and Fleabane flourish along S.R. 520. Pale grasspink orchid blooming on S.R. 50. By Loraine O’Connell In a first for Florida, a project to manage naturally oc...