Soft greeneyes, Berlandiera pumila
Soft greeneyes
Soft greeneyes (Berlandiera pumila) is found in sandhills and pinelands throughout the Panhandle and north Florida. It blooms spring through summer, attracting a variety of butterflies, bees and wasps.
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Softhair coneflower, Rudbeckia mollis
Softhair coneflower
Softhair coneflower (Rudbeckia mollis) is a robust plant with bright yellow blooms that provide spring and summer color to sandhills, dry open hammocks and roadsides in North and Central Florida
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Solomon’s seal
Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum biflorum) is a unique wildflower with pendulous, greenish-white flowers that hang in pairs from the leaf axils and are often obscured by leaves.
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Southern catalpa
The Southern catalpa (Catalpa bignonioides) is a strikingly beautiful tree with a fascinating cultural heritage. Also commonly referred to as the worm or fish bait tree, it is a larval host for the Catalpa sphinx moth, whose caterpillars are tough and juicy, making them ideal fish bait!
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Southern crabapple
Southern crabapple (Malus angustifolia) is a deciduous flowering shrub with fragrant spring blooms. They are pollinated primarily by bees, but butterflies are also known to visit them.
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Southern magnolia
Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) is a majestic and iconic evergreen tree found in mesic hammocks and slope forests in North and Central Florida. It is renowned for its showy fragrant flowers, dramatic dark green leaves, and stately form.
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Southern twayblade's maroon flowers with forked lower lips
Southern twayblade

Southern twayblade (Neottia bifolia) is a small terrestrial orchid found in bogs, moist hardwood forests, swamps and marshes throughout the eastern U.S. and Canada. In Florida, it is a threatened species, having been documented in only 19 counties. It blooms primarily in January, but may bloom between December and March. It is often found growing among Cinnamon ferns, however, Southern twayblade’s camouflaging colors, short thin flowers and low stature make it difficult to spot. For this reason, the plant may have a greater distribution than documented.

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Spanish bayonet
Spanish bayonet (Yucca aloifolia) flowers spring through fall and provides food and cover for a variety of wildlife. The blooms are frequented for their nectar by hummingbirds and butterflies.
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Sparkleberry (Vaccinium arboreum) blooms in spring, attracting a variety of pollinators — especially native bees. It is the larval host for the Striped hairstreak and Henry’s elfin butterflies.
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Found in many slow-moving fresh water environments across Florida, Spatterdock (Nuphar advena) is a beautiful emergent aquatic wildflower with numerous benefits to wildlife.
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Spiderwort flowers.
Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis ) flowers attract many pollinators, especially bees. Like all species in the dayflower family, the flowers are ephemeral, meaning they stay open only one day.
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Spotted beebalm flowers.
Spotted beebalm
Spotted beebalm (Monarda punctata) is a robust, aromatic wildflower known to attract a huge variety of pollinating insects, including bees, wasps and butterflies. It blooms from early summer through fall.
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Spotted wakerobin
Spotted wakerobin (Trillium maculatum) blooms as early as December in north central Florida, occupying the understory of upland hardwood forests, slope forests, hammocks and bluffs.
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Spring coralroot
It takes a keen observer to spot Spring coralroot (Corallorhiza wisteriana), a small terrestrial orchid whose colors provide expert camouflage against the leaf litter of the deciduous trees under which it grows.
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Spurred butterfly-pea, Centrosema virginianum
Spurred butterfly-pea
Spurred butterfly-pea (Centrosema virginianum) is a trailing or climbing vine that occurs naturally in pine flatwoods, sandhills, coastal strands and interdunal swales. Its showy flowers typically bloom in summer.
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Standing cypress flower
Standing cypress
Standing cypress (Ipomopsis rubra) blooms summer through fall and occurs naturally in sandhills, coastal strands, dunes and ruderal areas. It is very attractive to butterflies as well as other pollinators.
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Starrush whitetop, Rhynchospora colorata
Starrush whitetop
Starrush whitetop (Rhynchospora colorata) is a unique and long-lived perennial sedge. It is known (and named) for its striking bracts that are often mistaken for a daisy-like flower.
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