Feay's palafoxia (Palafoxia_feayi). Photo by Stacey Matrazzo

Flower Friday: Feay’s palafox

Feay’s palafox (Palafoxia feayi) is a very unique wildflower, endemic only to Florida’s central and southern peninsula. Although it is a member of the Aster family, it bears few visual similarities. It is more woody than herbaceous; its blooms are without the petal-like ray florets; and its disk florets are tubular.