Friday, March 30, 2018

Irises of Tosohatchee, March 28, 2018

Irises were in full bloom, mostly along the south side of Bee Head Rd, south side of Power Line Rd, and west side of Fish Hole Rd.
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Dixie iris, prairie iris (Iris hexagona, Iridaceae)

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Butterweed (Packera glabella, Asteraceae)

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Sabatia spp.
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Southeastern sneezeweed (Helenium pinnatifidum, Asteraceae)

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Common blue violet (Viola sororia, Violaceae)
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Butterflies on thistle
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Photographing an iris

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Patches of Blue, Satellite Beach Post Office, March 17, 2018

As we drove by the Satellite Beach Post Office on this sunny day, we noticed several large, dense patches of bright blue bay lobelia on the east side of South Patrick Dr. in the vacant lawn north of the PO. A closer look showed thin patches of blue-eyed grass scattered on the lawn. Two days later, the beautiful blue flowers were all mowed down!
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Left, looking north; right, looking south.
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Bay lobelia (Lobelia feayana, Campanulaceae)
Florida endemic
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Narrowleaf  blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium, Iridaceae)
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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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