Swamp azalea

Swamp azalea

Swamp azalea (Rhododendron viscosum) is Florida’s only white-flowered and summer-blooming rhododendron. It occurs in wet flatwoods, seep and bay swamps and along lake margins and attracts a variety of pollinators.

Sweet pinxter azalea

Sweet pinxter azalea

Sweet pinxter azalea (Rhododendron canescens) has showy pinkish- to rose-colored flowers that bloom in spring. They attract a number of pollinators, including hummingbirds.

Florida flame azalea

Florida flame azalea

Florida flame azalea (Rhododendron austrinum) is a deciduous shrub that puts on a stunning spring display of fragrant fiery flowers.

Spring news from PWA counties

Spring news from PWA counties

The Panhandle Wildflower Alliance’s Fall 2020 newsletter features updates about new wildflower programs, where to see wildflowers in bloom, and much more.

Southeastern blueberry bees

Southeastern blueberry bees

Southeastern blueberry bees are our most efficient blueberry pollinators, but they are only active for a short period of time in early spring!

End-of-year giving keeps the momentum going!

End-of-year giving keeps the momentum going!

2023 has been an incredible year for the Foundation and yet our work is not nearly complete. Whether you’re new to the native wildflower community or a long-time supporter, we need your help to keep the momentum going in 2024!

Spring “weeds” are for the bees!

Spring “weeds” are for the bees!

While much of the country awaits No Mow May to leave the early spring wildflowers in urban areas for hungry pollinators, Florida more appropriately observes No Mow March! So before you get to work mowing or weeding, let’s look at some of the most common lawn “weeds” and learn a little more about them!

Plant selection guide

Plant selection guide

This guide includes over 120 Florida native wildflowers, shrubs, vines and grasses that work well in home landscapes. It will help you choose plants based on your location, soil and light conditions, color and season of bloom, and pollinator use. Versión en español disponible.

Celebrate native bees and other pollinators

Celebrate native bees and other pollinators

Do you enjoy juicy watermelons, local blueberries and strawberries and fresh Florida orange juice? How about carrots, broccoli, almonds and apples? If you do, please thank an insect.