Date Posted: Sep 16, 2016
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. Each flower has many whitish-pink to pale lavender disk florets arranged in a concentric circle -- and no ray florets. It blooms summer through fall and like most Asters, attracts a plethora of pollinators.
Learn more about grassleaf Barbara's buttons on our blog.
Photo by Stacey Matrazzo
Date Posted: Sep 09, 2016
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.
The flowers don't produce much nectar, so butterflies are infrequent visitors. They attract mostly bees, which are necessary for the plant’s self-pollination.
Learn more about this dazzling wildflower on our blog.
Photo by Stacey Matrazzo.
Date Posted: Sep 02, 2016
Catesby's lily is pure elegance, dotting wet flatwoods, prairies and savannas with brilliant summer and fall color. It is occurs throughout most of Florida, but is a state-listed threatened species. Catesby's lily attracts a variety of butterflies, including swallowtails, which are its primary pollinators.
Learn more about this exquisite native wildflower on our blog.
Photo by Mary Keim
Date Posted: Aug 26, 2016
What's in a name? Well, if it's sandbog deathcamas, everything is in the name! Sandbog deathcamas (Zigadenus glaberrimus) is a poisonous wildflower native to wet flatwoods and prairies in the Panhandle. Its many star-shaped flowers are cream-colored with greenish-gold glands at the base of their petals. It blooms summer through fall (it’s blooming now!) and attracts bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
Learn more about this fatal flower on our blog.
Photo by Stacey Matrazzo
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