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.
A member of the aster family, Grassleaf Barbara's buttons (Marshallia graminifolia) is a fragrant wildflower with showy, solitary blooms that have a tassled, button-like appearance.
Photo by Stacey Matrazzomore...
Skyflower is a herbaceous perennial wildflower that goes largely unnoticed — that is, until its brilliant blue blooms appear. The flowers tend to open in the morning and fade toward the end of the day, so it's best to look for them early in the day.
Photo by Stacey Matrazzo.more...
Catesby's lily is pure elegance, dotting wet flatwoods, prairies and savannas with brilliant summer and fall color. It attracts a variety of butterflies, including swallowtails, which are its primary pollinators.more...
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