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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: Indianpipe

Also known as ghost plant, indianpipe (Monotropa uniflora) is an odd and interesting wildflower as it contains no chlorophyll. It begins its life as a white, translucent plant, turning pinkish and developing blackish-purple flecks as it matures (pictured right).

It is often mistaken for a fungus because of its growth habit and lack of color, but it is actually a myco-heterotrophic species.

Photo by David Nolan.

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Annual year-end fundraising drive kicks off with dollar-for-dollar match

You can double, triple and even quadruple your donation to the Florida Wildflower Foundation this holiday season by taking advantage of two challenge pledges and a Giving Tuesday Facebook offer.

Thanks to a $9,000 challenge pledge to match donations dollar-for-dollar through year's end, you can double down on your support of Florida's wildflowers and wild places by making a contribution to the Foundation by Dec. 31.

Executive Director Lisa Roberts is kicking off the giving drive on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29, with a pledge to match all donations made, up to $500. That means those giving on #GivingTuesday will triple their impact by taking advantage of the two matching offers. And those who give early on Giving Tuesday on Facebook via the Foundation's donation button there can quadruple their impact by taking advantage of Facebook's pledge of matching up to $100,000 that day in nonprofit donations.

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Now blooming: Fragrant ladies'-tresses

Fragrant ladies'-tresses (Spiranthes odorata) is a semi-aquatic to aquatic perennial orchid. The species epithet odorata (as well as the common name descriptor "fragrant") refers to its delightful vanilla-like scent. It can be found blooming now in swamps, wet pinelands and seepage slopes.

Photo by Mary Keim

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