The leaves of the Apalachicola False Rosemary impart a pleasant spicy fragrance when touched.
The flower is named after the Chipola River along which it is found. This beautiful Coreopsis is also known as Fringeleaf Dyeflower because of cilia found on the leaf margins. Someone made the accurate observation that leaves feel like the plastic in plastic cups!
I had the privilege of seeing this Ghost Orchid growing on a Royal Palm in the Fakahatchee Strand in south Florida. The locations of Ghost Orchids and other orchids are kept as quiet as possible in order to protect them from unscrupulous collectors.
Dicerandra immaculata var. immaculata
The species name immaculata means spotless or without spots.
This species of sundew is found along the edges of karst ponds.
Eriogonum longiolium var. gnaphalifolium
When viewed closely, the ordinary flowers become beautiful stars.
The wedge-shaped or cuneate leaves of the Scrub Eryngium, also known as Wedge Eryngo, make this an easy plant to identify in the white sandy scrub of the Florida Ridge.