“Flower Friday” is a weekly profile of a different Florida native wildflower.

Honeycombhead (Balduina angustifolia) Photo by Mary Keim

Flower Friday: Honeycombhead

Coastalplain honeycombhead (Balduina angustifolia) is an annual to biennial wildflower that produces showy, golden blooms that typically appear late spring or summer into fall. It occurs naturally in sandhills, scrub, dunes, and pine and scrubby flatwoods. It attracts a variety of butterflies, bees and other pollinators. Honeycombhead is also known as yellow buttons.

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Bonamia grandiflora Photo by Stacey Matrazzo

Flower Friday: Florida bonamia

Also known as Florida’s lady’s nightcap and Scrub morning glory, Florida bonamia (Bonamia grandiflora) is a rare, perennial flowering vine. Its showy blooms appear spring through fall in sand pine scrub. Florida bonamia is endemic to Central Florida, and is a federally threatened and state-listed endangered species.

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Elephant's foot (Elephantopus elatus) Photo by Mary Keim

Flower Friday: Tall elephantsfoot

Tall elephantsfoot (Elephantopus elatus) is a short-lived, perennial wildflower that typically blooms summer through fall. It occurs naturally in flatwoods, sandhills, upland mixed woodlands, ruderal areas and wet prairies. It attracts a variety of pollinators.

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Alligatorflag (Thalia geniculata) Photo by Mary Keim

Flower Friday: Alligatorflag

Alligatorflag (Thalia geniculata) (also known as Fireflag) is a tall, sturdy herbaceous perennial that typically blooms summer through fall. It occurs naturally in wetland depressions and cypress sloughs, and along the edges of marshes, swamps and wet ditches.

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Lemon bacopa (Bacopa caroliniana) Photo by Eleanor Dietrich

Flower Friday: Lemon bacopa

Lemon bacopa (Bacopa caroliniana) is a low-growing, herbaceous wildflower that occurs naturally in very moist to aquatic habitats such as along pond and stream margins, and in swamps, marshes and shallow ditches. It typically blooms late spring through fall, but can bloom year-round. Its nectar attracts a variety of small pollinators.

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Standing cypress (Ipomopsis rubra) by Stacey Matrazzo

Flower Friday: Standing cypress

Standing cypress (Ipomopsis rubra) is a brilliant, biennial herbaceous wildflower. Contrary to its common name, it is not related to the cypress tree (Taxodium spp.). It blooms summer through fall and occurs naturally in sandhills, coastal strands, beach dunes and ruderal areas. It is very attractive to butterflies as well as other pollinators.

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