Identifying wildflowers in Florida
Identification of common and unusual wildflower species found in Florida.
Gulf Coast lupine (Lupinus westianus) is a threatened species found in sandhill/clayhill habitats in the far western corner of Florida.
A night bloomer that begins to close as daylight arrives, moonflower (Ipomoea alba) is commonly seen around Lake Okeechobee and throughout the Big Cypress as a draping vine cascading over trees and shrubs.
Found along the coast and inland waterways, large bushes that burst into blooms of white puffs in fall are sea myrtle (also known as saltbush or groundsel bush), baccharis halimfolia.
One of Florida’s showiest wildflowers, the swamp sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius) comes into its glory in numerous locations around the state in the fall
Frequently seen along the trail and in open areas in scrub habitats, wild pennyroyal (Piloblephis rigida) is a showy wildflower found in Florida’s peninsula.