Thistleleaf aster
Thistleleaf aster (Eurybia eryngiifolia) is an herbaceous perennial wildflower. Its fairly large flowers bloom late spring through fall and are loved by many bees and butterflies.
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Titusville balm, Dicerandra thinicola
Titusville balm
Titusville balm (Dicerandra thinicola) is a state-listed endangered wildflower endemic to Brevard County where it is restricted to an approximately 30-mile range.
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Toothpetal false reinorchid, Habenaria floribunda
Toothpetal false reinorchid
Toothpetal false reinorchid (Habenaria floribunda) is one of Florida’s most common terrestrial orchids. It is found in swamps and hardwood forests throughout most of peninsular Florida and typically blooms fall through winter. The semi-showy flowers are aromatic, emitting either a sweet fragrance or an unpleasant odor, depending on who you ask.
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Tread-softly flower
Tread-softly (Cnidoscolus stimulosus) is a low-growing prickly wildflower. It’s easy to see how it gets its common name, and its scientific name is just as telling.
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Tropical sage flowers
Tropical sage
Tropical sage (Salvia coccinea) is a versatile perennial wildflower that no pollinator can resist, but it is particularly attractive to bees, large butterflies and hummingbirds.
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Trumpet creeper, Campsis radicans
Trumpet creeper
Trumpet creeper (Campsis radicans) is a high-climbing woody vine so named because its showy flowers are trumpet-shaped. They bloom year-round and are very attractive to hummingbirds.
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Vanillaleaf flower
Meet Vanillaleaf, the odiferous Carphephorus! Perhaps the most telling of common names, Vanillaleaf refers to the vanilla-like scent that the plant’s wilting leaves emit when crushed.
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Violet butterwort, Pinguicula ionantha
Violet butterwort
Violet butterwort (Pinguicula ionantha) is a rare insectivorous wildflower. That’s right — it eats insects! Hairs on its leaf surface secrete a sticky substance in which insects become trapped.
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Virginia pepperweed
A member of the mustard family, Virginia pepperweed (Lepidium virginicum) is edible to humans. It is the host plant for the checkered white and Great Southern white butterflies. Bees love it, too!
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large pink bloom of Virginia saltmarsh mallow
Virginia saltmarsh mallow

Virginia saltmarsh mallow (Kosteletzkya pentacarpos) is a shrub-like wildflower with showy pink blooms. It occurs naturally in salt and freshwater marshes, swamps, sloughs, coastal swales and wet thickets throughout much of the state. It blooms spring through fall, peaking in summer and attracting butterflies, hummingbirds and ants.

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Virginia willow, Iitea virginica
Virginia willow
Virginia willow (Itea virginica) is a spreading shrub with showy spikes of tiny white flowers that bloom late winter through early summer. The plant provides food and cover for wildlife.
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Wakerobins (Trillium spp.) typically blooms in late winter before the tree canopy leafs out, but can bloom as late as early spring.
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Walter's aster, Symphyotrichum walteri
Walter’s aster
Walter’s aster (Symphyotrichum walteri) in late fall and early winter, providing nectar and pollen to butterflies, bees and other pollinators at a time when floral resources are limited.
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Water cowbane
In late summer and early fall, shallow freshwater wetlands across Florida burst to life with tall stands of Water cowbane. It is a larval host for the Eastern black swallowtail butterfly and the flowers attract a wide variety of pollinators.
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Water pimpernel
Water pimpernel (Samolus ebracteatus) is a perennial wildflower found in wet pinelands and prairies, and along freshwater and brackish swamp, marsh and stream edges.
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White lobelia
White lobelia (Lobelia paludosa) is a winsome, wet-loving wildflower found in swamps and wet flatwoods throughout much of Florida. It primarily blooms in spring and summer.
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White screwstem
Diminutive in size but not in beauty, White screwstem takes a keen eye and a bit of determination to find. It blooms in winter through early spring and is found in wet flatwoods and bogs.
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