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Why native wildflowers?

Wildflowers do much more than give La Florida, the “land of flowers,” its unique sense of place.

Because they’ve adapted to Florida’s conditions and pests, they typically require less water, fertilizer and pesticides than other flowers. They also support myriad native wildlife, from bees to hummingbirds.
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Flower Friday Features Fabulous Florida Wildflowers

Each week, the Florida Wildflower Foundation's blog features a new native wildflower species profile on "Flower Friday." Visit the blog to learn all about our favorite species – their characteristics, growth habit, habitat, and garden tips. Each profile is accompanied by beautiful photography and sources of plant material.  

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No matter where you want wildflowers, this site has the information you need. Visit our page on Planting and Growing Wildflowers to learn how you can be successful in any setting.

Take a road trip!

Plan a trip in the Land of Flowers by seeing what's in bloom across the state. Our interactive gallery features all seasons and regions. Whether you go by car, bike or foot, our Website is your map and guide to the fabulous wildflowers of Florida

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Mobile App for the Wildflower Tourist

The Florida panhandle has the most significant, diverse and showy wildflower populations in the State. To plan your trip, and guide your travels, access the Easter Panhandle Wildflowers mobile website at http://flawildflowertrips.org.

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2016 Florida Wildflower Symposium
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Now blooming: Spotted water hemlock

Black swallowtail caterpillars can't get enough of spotted water hemlock (Cicuta maculatum), a member of the carrot family. But don't get any ideas for yourself -- this robust wetland wildflower contains cicutoxin, a poisonous compound that can fatally disrupt our central nervous systems if ingested.

Photo by Mary Keim.

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Now blooming: Hairy leafcup

Also known as bear’s foot, hairy leafcup (Smallanthus uvedalia) is an uncommon herbaceous perennial with bright yellow blooms. It occurs naturally in upland hardwood forests, slope forests, upland mixed woodlands, and moist shaded hammocks. It typically blooms in summer and attracts a variety of bees and other pollinators.

Photo by R.W. Smith, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

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Now blooming: Pitted stripeseed

Pitted stripeseed (Piriqueta cistoides subsp. caroliniana) gets it common name from -- you guessed it -- the striped depressions on its seeds! This cheerful little flower is found in the open, sandy areas of pine flatwoods and sandhills throughout Florida. 

Photo by Wayne Matchett.

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