In this photo, you can see the flexuous or zigzag stem of the Zigzag Aster. Flexuous means bending or winding alternately from side to side.
How appropriate that this tiny milkwort is named after botanist J. Kunkel Small
Polygonella basiramiaThis plant has female flowers.
Polygonella basiramiaThis can be identified as a male by its black anthers.
Prunus geniculataThe Scrub Plum can be easily distinguished from other Florida plums by its zigzag branches and its existence in scrub habitat.
Rhododendron minus var. chapmanii
These rocky outcrops, an unusual geologic feature in Florida, are an indicator of a unique habitat that hosts many rare and endangered plant species such as the Nuttall's Rayless Goldenrod (Bigelowia nuttallii) that is in the foreground.
This property in Washington County is protected by The Nature Conservancy. Because of its fragility, the presrve is not open to the general public.
Roystonea regiaSome consider the Florida Royal Palm to be a separate species from the Cuban Royal Palm, but most experts say there are not enough differences between the two groups to separate them. Ironically a majority of the Royal Palms planted in south Florida landscapes were imported from Cuba since it was easier to transport them by boat than overland from the Florida swamps.