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Asimina pygmaea

dwarf pawpaw
native
close-up
entire
entire
See also Asimina reticulata RETICULATE PAWPAW or DOG BANANA

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Atriplex pentandra

sand atriplex
seabeach orach
crested atriplex
native
close-up
entire plant
 

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Baccharis halimifolia

groundsel tree
sea myrtle
eastern baccharis
saltbush
silverling
native
entire
close-up
seeds dispersing
In fall the GROUNDSEL TREE goes to seed creating showy white-capped bushes along roadsides throughout much of Florida. Ironically, this Florida native is an invasive plant in Australia. Introduced to the island continent as an ornamental, it can displace the Melaleuca tree (Melaleuca quinquenervia - a problem invasive in Florida) in its native habitat.

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Bejaria racemosa

tarflower
native
close-up - front
close-up - side
entire
 

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Bidens alba

common beggar-ticks
romerillo
Spanish needles
native
close up
entire plants
 

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Carphephorus corymbosus

Florida paintbrush
coastalplain chaffhead
native
entire, not quite in bloom
buds close-up
entire in full bloom
close up of flowers
 

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Cenchrus incertus

    Cenchrus spinifex
coastal sandspur
field sandspur
native
close-up  

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Chamaecrista nictitans

wild sensitive plant

sensitive pea
native
entire plants
entire plant
close-up
 

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Chaptalia tomentosa

woolly sunbonnets
pineland daisy
native
front close-up
side close-up
entire
 

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Cnidoscolus stimulosus

spurge nettle
tread softly
finger rot
native
close-up of flower, leaves and fruit
entire plant
 

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Elephantopus elatus

Florida elephant's-foot
tall elephantsfoot
native
close-up
entire
 

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Encyclia tampensis

Florida butterfly orchid

Tampa butterfly orchid
native
entire
close-up - front
close-up - from above
pseudobulbs
One of the few epiphytic orchids occurring outside of the southern tip of the state, the FLORIDA BUTTERFLY ORCHID is found growing on palms and other trees throughout much of the central and southern peninsula.

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Euphorbia cyathophora

    Poinsettia cyathophora
painted leaf
wild poinsettia
fire on the mountain
native
close-up  

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Gaillardia pulchella

gaillardia
rosering blanket flower
firewheel
native
close-up
close-up
entire plant
entire plant
 

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Galactia regularis

milk-pea
native
flower, stem & leaves  

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Gordonia lasianthus

loblolly bay
native
find the bug on a leaf  

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Habenaria quinqueseta

longhorn false reinorchid
Michaux's orchid
longhorned orchid
native
blooms spent, petals gone or dried
in seed
This could alternately be H. floribunda, would need to see it in bloom to better identify.

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Helianthus debilis

beach sunflower
east coast dune sunflower
cucumberleaf sunflower
native
close-up
plants
 

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Hydrocotyle bonariensis

water pennywort
beach pennywort
largeleaf marshpennywort
native
close-up
plants
 

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Hypericum cistifolium

St. John's wort
roundpod St. John's-wort
native
flower & seed heads
plant entire
 

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Hypoxis curtissii

    Hypoxis hirsuta
common red stargrass
red stargrass
common goldstar
native
close-up
entire
 

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Ipomoea cordatotriloba

coastal morning glory
tievine
cotton morning glory
native
flower and vine  

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Ipomoea imperati

beach morning-glory
native
plant with flower
close-up above
close-up side
 

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Ipomoea pes-caprae

railroad vine
bayhops
native
close-up
flower and vine
showing fruit
This plant is an important dune protection and restoration species as it grows out onto the beach ahead of other plants typically in a straight line - prompting the common name railroad vine. The leaves catch blowing sand to start natural dune building and provide an anchor for other plants. This makes it a desirable plant in Florida and other coastal states, but in Arizona it is listed as a Prohibited noxious weed.

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Ipomoea sagittata

glades morning-glory
saltmarsh morning-glory
native
front view of flower & leaves
side view
 

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Iva imbricata

beach elder
seacoast marshelder
native
close-up
entire plant
 

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Lachnocaulon anceps

whitehead bogbutton
bog buttons
native
close-up
entire
close-up
 

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Liatris tenuifolia

blazing star
native
not quite in bloom flower head
entire
close-up in bloom
entire in bloom
 

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Monarda punctata

horsemint
spotted beebalm
native
close-up
entire
 

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Monotropa uniflora

indianpipe
native
entire  

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Nuphar advena

Nuphar lutea subspecies advena
spatterdock
red pond-lilly
cow lilly
native
flower, leaf & dragonfly  

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Nymphaea ordorata

American white waterlily
native
flower & reflection  

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Oenothera laciniata

evening primrose
cut-leaved evening primrose
native
close-up
close-up
showing leaves & tubes
side view showing underside of flower
stem, leaves, tubes & bloom
 

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Passiflora.incarnata

purple passionflower
maypops
native
showing flower, leaf & bud
showing vine in its habitat with flower & fruit
This distinctive flower is also known as MAYPOP, one of the more common native species in this family. A favorite larval food of the Gulf fritillary, julia and zebra butterflies, exotic and cultivated hybrid species of passionflowers can also be found in Florida.

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Physalis walteri

Walter's groundcherry
native
flower & leaves from above
flower from below
fruit - the 'groundcherry'
close-up into flower
 

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Pinguicula pumila

small butterwort
native
side close-up showing spur
front close-up
entire
 

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Pityopsis graminifolia

    Heterotheca graminifolia
silk-grass
goldenaster
pityopsis
native
entire
close-up
 

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Pontederia cordata

pickerelweed
native
plants with flower  

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Portulaca pilosa

pink purslane
native
plant with flowers  

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Rhexia mariana

pale meadow beauty
Maryland meadowbeauty
native
flowers, stems & leaves from side
close-up front of flowers
flower rear view, note urn shaped capsules
 

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Rubus cuneifolius

sand blackberry
native
close-up
entire
 

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Sisyrinchium atlanticum

    Sisyrinchium angustifolium
blue eyed grass
native
close-up
entire plant
 

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Solidago fistulosa

hollow goldenrod
pinebarren goldenrod
native
entire plant
close-up
 

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Spiranthes odorata

fragrant ladiestresses
marsh ladiestresses
underwater orchid
native
entire
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This species is sometimes classified as a variant or subspecies of S. cernua.

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Sporobolus virginicus

virginia dropseed
seashore dropseed
native
entire plant
close-up
 

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Strophostyles helvula

    Strophostyles helvola
sand bean
native
close-up flower & fruit
vine with flower
vine with flower
 

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Tillandsia setacea

southern needleleaf
wild pine
native
entire See also Tillandsia fasciculata CARDINAL AIRPLANT

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Tradescantia ohiensis

Ohio spiderwort
bluejacket
native
close up
entire plant
 

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Uniola paniculata

    Uniola floridana
sea oats
native
entire plants
close-up
 

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Utricularia subulata

zigzag bladderwort
native
close-up
entire
 

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Viola lanceolata

bog white violet
long-leaf violet
native
close-up
entire
 

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Xyris caroliniana

red-eyed grass
native
entire
close-up side
close-up front
 

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