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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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Now blooming: Swamp azalea

Another great Florida native for shady landscapes is swamp azalea (Rhododendron viscosum). Its beautiful blooms are sweetly fragrant and attract many pollinators, including hummingbirds. It is Florida's only white-flowering and summer-blooming rhododendron.

Photo by Stacey Matrazzo

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Now blooming: Southern beeblossom

Southern beeblossom (Oenothera simulans) is an erect herbaceous annual that produces wandlike spikes of fuzzy, reddish-pink buds that open in the evening as delicate white four-petaled blossoms. They turn pink the following day and then wither away.

Photo by Mary Keim.

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Now blooming: Pricklypear cactus

The bright yellow flowers of pricklypear cactus attract a wide range of pollinators, especially native bees. The fleshy fruits and seeds are eaten by birds, small mammals and gopher tortoises (who also enjoy browsing the pads). Pricklypear cactus fruits and young pads are also edible to humans.

Photo by Stacey Matrazzo.

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