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.
Historic Silver Springs image courtesy of the State Archives of Florida.
Pineland heliotrope (Euploca polyphylla) is endemic to Florida's pine rocklands, wet prairies, coastal thickets. It typically blooms throughout the year and attracts a variety of pollinators, especially small butterflies.
Photo by Alan Cressler, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Centermore...
Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) puts on quite a summer show! This is a great plant for moist to moderately dry, sunny landscapes. Its fragrant flowers attract all sorts of pollinators.
Photo by Mary Keim.more...
Also known as pineland hibiscus, comfortroot (Hibiscus aculeatus) is a large perennial wildflower with showy cream-colored blooms. It blooms spring through fall in in wet to mesic pinelands, and along the edges of savannas, bogs and roadside ditches.
Photo by Eleanor Dietrichmore...
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