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Florida Alicia - Chapmannia floridana

Location - Ocala National Forest
Habitat - Sandhills, Scrub and Pine Flatwoods
Range - Central peninsula from Clay county to southwest coast into Collier County, plus Palm Beach County.
Description - The mustard-colored, pea-shaped flowers are terminal on long stalks and typically close by noon. The stem, to 3 feet tall, is sticky pubescent. The leaves are alternate and pinnate, with 3 to 7 small leaflets. This member of the pea family is the only species of this genus. The genus is named to honor Dr. Alvan Wentworth Chapman, author of Flora of the Southern United States. Chapman was a medical doctor who moved from Massachusetts to the Florida panhandle in 1835.
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