Your guide to   Panhandle wildflowers

Panhandle Brochure Now you can easily find the Eastern Panhandle’s best wildflower sites with a new brochure available at Florida Welcome Centers, regional visitor centers, and chambers of commerce. The pamphlet features viewing routes, a brief history of wildflowers, tips for best viewing, and beautiful photos and descriptions of 40 common regional native flowers.

 

Bristleleaf chaffhead (Carphephorus pseudoliatris). Photo: Eleanor Dietrich

About the Alliance

Established in 2012, the Florida Panhandle Wildflower Alliance is an informal network of regional wildflower enthusiasts that advocates for conservation of wildflowers in the state’s Eastern Panhandle. Through communication, collaboration and information sharing, members support and inspire each other as they grow knowledge and awareness of native wildflowers and their value to Florida’s environmental and economic health.

Florida Panhandle Wildflowers

The Panhandle is considered the best place in Florida to view native wildflowers.

Photo: Eleanor Dietrich

Alliance members assist city, county and state agencies in identifying roadside wildflower areas and developing mowing schedules that allow native wildflowers to thrive. They engage the public and more formal organizations through the creation of events, workshops and tours that spotlight Eastern Panhandle wildflowers.

Alliance members represent county commissions, tourism agencies, chambers of commerce, environmental organizations, garden clubs, national and state lands, ecotourism and agricultural businesses, state agencies, extension offices and the public at large. The Alliance is growing wherever and whenever wildflower enthusiasts choose.

Interested in forming a wildflower alliance in your region? Contact the Florida Wildflower Foundation at 407-622-1606 or info@FlaWildflowers.org.

This page is hosted by the Florida Wildflower Foundation as a courtesy to the Florida Panhandle Wildflower Alliance. Click here to learn more about the Foundation.

Got a concern or praise?

Are wildflowers being mowed down? Want to share the location of a roadside that's in bloom? Do you have praise for roadside maintenance workers? Click here to tell us about it!

 

Join now!

Anyone in FDOT District 3 can join the Alliance. Complete our online form or download a membership form to return, and join the Alliance list-serv to stay on top of issues, events and more.

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More resources

What’s in bloom

Panhandle wildflower survey

Self-tour map of SR 65

Calhoun County Herbarium

SR 65 wildflower images

Wildflower marketing plan

Wildflower marketing research report

Sign up for the Florida Wildflower Foundation’s quarterly newsletter and monthly e-newsletter.

Variableleaf sunflower

Variableleaf sunflowers. Photo: Eleanor Dietrich

 

 

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