Date Posted: Aug 03, 2011
The Florida Wildflower Foundation has received funding from Visit Florida to publish a brochure that will guide residents and visitors to the best of the Panhandle’s native wildflowers. The region is widely regarded as one of the state’s best places to view wildflowers.
The publication will include a map highlighting wildflower viewing routes, state parks, national forests and refuges, visitor centers, and other places of interest in Liberty, Gadsden, Wakulla, Franklin and Leon counties. To help visitors identify native species, its reverse side will have labeled photos of common North Florida wildflowers. Also included will be a short history of La Florida, “land of flowers,” as this land was named by Juan Ponce de Leon when he sighted it on Easter Sunday in 1513.