Foundation awards 5 Viva Florida grants

Foundation awards 5 Viva Florida grants

The Florida Wildflower Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Viva Florida Landscape Demonstration Garden grants. Five grants were awarded for the following projects: Cutting Horse Eco-Center, Bonita Springs (Lee County); Folly Farm Nature Preserve, Safety Harbor (Pinellas County); Orange County UF/IFAS Extension, Orlando; Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens (St. Lucie County); and Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (Lee County).

Planting and Conservation

Planting and Conservation

Planting and Conservation Planting grants Planting grants supply resources that give wildflowers a dynamic presence in public places, at schools and along roadways. They provide hands-on experiences for adults and children while beautifying communities and parks, and creating an awareness of Florida’s natural landscape. Viva Florida Demonstration Gardens Viva Florida Landscape Demonstration grants bring native…

Research

Research

Research Wildflowers are disappearing throughout the world. It’s urgent that we discover what they need to thrive. To do this, the Foundation conducts horticultural research and assists students studying wildflowers. Student Support Our University of Florida endowment is developing tomorrow’s scientists. Search Literature We’ve compiled an index of scientific literature on 290 common Southeastern wildflower…

Sixangle foldwing

Sixangle foldwing

Also known as False mint, Sixangle foldwing (Dicliptera sexangularis) is a modest yet eye-catching wildflower found in coastal hammocks and strands, ruderal areas and mangrove swamps, and along salt marsh edges. It typically flowers spring through early fall, but may bloom year-round. Its bright red blooms are particularly attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. The plant is a larval host for the Cuban crescent butterfly.