Saturday, June 25, 2011

Malabar Scrub Sanctuary, June 22, 2011

This was a quick visit, mostly looking for Florida false sunflower, which I did not find. It was very hot, so I didn't stay long.
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Sandweed; peelbark St.John's-wort (Hypericum fasciculatum, Clusiaceae)
Native

This is a common plant around the edges of ponds and wet places. The bark on the lower branches is shed in thin layers.
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Winged loosestrife (Lythrum alatum var. lanceolatum, Lythraceae)
Native

This was an abundant plant, growing in the ditches on both sides of the main road. Stems are 4-angled. The blossoms are bluer than they appear in these photos.
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Seaside primrosewillow (Ludwigia maritima, Onagraceae)
Native

Another abundant plant, growing in the ditches on either side of the main road. The plants were mostly in seed, only a few blossoms. This species of Ludwigia has cube-shaped seed receptacles.
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Tarflower (Bejaria racemosa, Ericaceae)
Native

The tarflower was about bloomed out.
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Climbing hempvine (Mikania scandens, Asteraceae)
Native

This plant was located in the ditch on the east side of the main road.
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Savannah false pimpernel (Lindernia grandiflora, Plantaginaceae)
Native

I found a few of these low-growing plants in a side path.
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Largeflower rosegentian (Sabatia grandiflora, Gentianaceae)
Native

I found only a few of these, near the pond edge.
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1 comment:

  1. I just wanted to say that I love your blog. Wonderful photos & accounts of what flowers grow where. Thanks for doing this.

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