Saturday, February 3, 2018

Tosohatchee, February 1, 2018

We visited Tosohatchee to see what was in bloom on our 54th wedding anniversary.

The prize find was a small patch of blue and white butterworts.

All species shown are native unless otherwise stated.

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Fringed yellow stargrass (Hypoxis juncea, Hypoxidaceae)
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Bog white violet (Viola lanceolata, Violaceae)
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Wooly sunbonnets; pineland daisy (Chaptalia tomentosa, Asteraceae)

These were found along St. Nicholas Rd.
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Small butterwort (Pinguicula pumila, Lentibulariaceae)

We found an isolated, small patch (about 3-ft diameter) of this butterwort on the far side of the west ditch along Fish Hole Rd, about 100 yds south of Power Line Rd. The basal leaves, appearing buttery with rolled edges, trap and digest small insects.
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Levenworth's tickseed (Coreopsis levenworthii, Asteraceae)

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Soldier's orchid; lawn orchid (Zeuxine strateumatica, Orchidaceae)
 Not native
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Fourleaf vetch (Vicia acutifolia, Fabaceae)
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Burmarigold; smooth beggarticks (Bidens laevis, Asteraceae)

Marshes, wet meadows, and margins of lakes. This is the only Bidens with non-lobed leaves. Note the distinctive bracts on the flower head in the lower left-hand corner of the photo. Shown here are B. laevis along the edges of Lake Charlie.
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Sweetscent (Pluchea odorata, Asteraceae)

This species has stalked leaves.
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Elliot's aster (Symphyotrichum elliottii, Asteraceae)

I believe this is the same aster species that I photographed in November.
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Common yellow woodsorrel (Oxalis corniculata, Oxalidaceae)
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The Photographers: Wayne and Julie
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Yellow-rumped Warbler
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Tosohatchee, November 26, 2017

Blue asters and bright, yellow goldenasters were the prevalent flowers on this date.

All species shown here are Florida natives.
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American bluehearts (Buchnera americana, Orobanchaceae)
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Glade lobelia (Lobelia glandulosa, Campanulaceae)

Found along both sides of St. Nicholas Rd.
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Leavenworth's tickseed (Coreosis leavenworthii, Asteraceae)

The flower was held against the white limerock road in the background.
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Catesby's lily (Lilium catesbaei, Liliaceae)

Last lily of the summer.
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Maryland goldenaster (Chrysopsis mariana, Asteraceae)

An isolated, large patch of these bright yellow flowers was found near the east side of St. Nicholas Rd, just before it joins Power Line Rd.

Roger Hammer confirmed the identification of this species. The long hairs on the lower stem and leaves distinguishes this species from C. scabella.
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Elliot's aster (Symphyotrichum elliottii, Asteraceae)

Roger Hammer identified this aster.

Asters were prevalent along Power Line Rd.
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Groundsel tree; sea myrtle; saltbush (Baccharis halimifolia, Asteraceae)
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