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Yellow milkroot (Polygala rugelii) is an herbaceous wildflower endemic to the Florida peninsula. Its showy flowers bloom primarily in summer and fall, but may appear throughout the year.
Fewflower milkweed (Asclepias lanceolata) is a delicate wildflower found in swamps and moist to wet pinelands and prairies throughout Florida. Its stunning orange flowers typically bloom late spring through fall.
Carolina redroot (Lachnanthes caroliana) is a perennial herbaceous wildflower that blooms from summer into fall, attracting a variety of butterflies and moths.
Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) is a wetland shrub with pincushion-like blooms that attract bees, butterflies and moths. Ducks and other birds eat the seeds and the foliage is browsed by deer.
Helmet skullcap (Scutellaria integrifolia) typically blooms in late spring and summer, attracting a wide range of bees, including leafcutter, cuckoo and bumble bees.
Swamp milkweed (Asclepias perennis) blooms in late spring through early fall and attracts many pollinators. It is a larval host plant for Monarch, Queen and Soldier butterflies.
Marsh-pink (Sabatia grandiflora) is found in mesic pine flatwoods and wet prairies throughout Florida. It is almost endemic, occurring in only one county in Alabama outside of the state of Florida.
Manyflowered grasspink (Calopogon multiflorus) is a state-threatened terrestrial orchid that blooms winter through spring, but most abundantly in March through May.
Panhandle Wildflower Alliance Liaison
The Florida Wildflower Foundation is seeking an hourly contractor for up to 40 hours per month to serve as its liaison to the Florida Department of Transportation and Florida Panhandle Wildflower Alliance in the 16 counties that comprise FDOT District 3. This contractor will report directly to the Florida Wildflower Foundation executive director.
American white waterlily
American white waterlily (Nymphaea odorata) is a floating aquatic plant. Its large, solitary, fragrant white flowers bloom spring through fall in swamps, marshes, slow-moving streams and shallow lakes, ponds and ditches. The flowers are attractive to butterflies, but they are pollinated primarily by beetles. The plant is also known as Fragrant waterlily.
Swamp tickseed (Coreopsis nudata) blooms in spring and is attractive to bees, although butterflies and other pollinators are known to visit them. Birds eat its seeds.
Also known as Southern fleabane and Daisy fleabane, Oakleaf fleabane (Erigeron quercifolius) is a delicate, short-lived perennial wildflower. It typically blooms in spring and summer and attracts a variety of pollinators. It occurs naturally in sandhills and moist hammocks as well as in disturbed sites and along roadsides.
Field trip: Wildflower Farm
Due to popular demand we are offering another wildflower farm field trip in Alachua on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 10:00 am. Join us as farm owner Terry Zinn gives a talk at his Alachua farm on wildflower farming and easy wildflowers to cultivate. He will then lead the group on a tour of the farm. Wildflowers of Florida Inc. offers 30 acres of wildflowers in full bloom and they are waiting for you!
The low profile of Blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium) makes it an excellent groundcover choice. It is fairly adaptable to a variety of conditions.
Wild blue phlox
Wild blue phlox (Phlox divaricate) is a delicate perennial wildflower. Its beautiful blooms appear from spring into early summer in slope forests, bluffs and calcareous hammocks.
Browne’s savory (Clinopodium browneii) is a highly aromatic plant that can be used to make a tea or to add mint flavor to a salad or other dish.
Wondering what native wildflowers and plants to use along your pond or wetland edge? Use our new handout to choose diverse species that will thrive and give your landscape a “real Florida” feel.
Pinebarren frostweed (Crocanthemum corymbosum) has delicate lemon-yellow flowers that bloom spring through summer and attract a variety of pollinators. Blooms are many, but last only one day.
Coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) flowers are attractive to many butterflies, and hummingbirds find them irresistible. Birds such as Northern cardinals enjoy the bright red berries.
Virginia dwarfdandelion (Krigia virginica) is a modest little wildflower found in pine flatwoods, scrub and disturbed sites throughout North and Central Florida.
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.
Field trip: Miami Dunes
Join the Florida Wildflower Foundation for a walk along the Miami Dunes on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 8:30am. This coastal hike will highlight native wildflowers, including the endemic, endangered Beach clustervine.
Pineland daisy (Chaptalia tomentosa) is an early-blooming aster found in wet flatwoods, bogs and freshwater marshes. It begins as nodding bud, and opens into a wheel of white ray florets.
Suwannee County Wildflower Resolution
Suwannee County Wildflower Resolution to preserve and conserve roadside wildflowers.