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Clasping Warea

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Clasping Warea

Clasping Warea - Warea amplexifolia
Endangered Florida species, U.S. Endangered species
Location - Seminole State Forest, Warea Tract
Habitat - Sandhills
Range - Central Florida: Marion, Lake, Orange, Osceola and Polk Counties.
Description - The flowers form in crowded terminal clusters somewhat globular shaped. Maturing from the bottom up they are whitish, turning rose-purple on long pedicels. The individual flowers are about a half inch across with four paddle-shaped petals and six long stamens. The fruit is a thin pod up to 3 inches long called a silique. The leaves are heart-shaped and clasp the stem.
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