Only in Florida
Florida Scrub Roseling
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Florida Scrub Roseling - Callisia ornata
Location - Tiger Bay State Forest
Habitat - Sandhills and scrub
Range - Much of the peninsula plus three panhandle counties
Description - This perennial has slender stems less than 61cm (2 ft.) tall topped with a tight cyme of three petaled pink flowers. The petals have scalloped edges. The flowers have six fertile stamens with bearded filaments. The linear leaves are shorter than their flowering stem. This Callisia species does not grow in dense tufts (not cespitose).
See more photos and information at the Wild Florida Photo page for this species.