Description - Florida native wildflower. Perennial Herb, linear basil leaves,
flowering stalk is leafless and 18-36 inches in
Flower - Solitary, pale
rose-lavender, pink or occasionally white flower, rays having toothed tips.
- Justicia angusta
Family - Acanthaceae
Habitat - Wet Pine Flatwoods, Wet
Prairie, Marshes, margins and floodplains of lakes, ponds and rivers.
Description - Native, Endemic to
Florida. Perennial herb, 6-12 inches in height. Leaves opposite, narrowly lanceolate.
Flower - Purple, zygomorphic (2
lipped) on a spike arising from leaf axil.
Giant Ironweed - Vernonia gigantea
Family - Asteraceae
Habitat - Rich moist to wet soils,
Ruderal, Pine Flatwoods, Hammocks
Description - Native herbaceous
wildflower to 6 feet or more in height, leaves are alternate, variable elliptic,
lanceolate to slightly obovate with serrate margins. Leaves may be pubescent or
glabrous. Stems are pubescent, un-branched except at top near the inflorescence.
Flower - Panicles of 10 - 30
magenta or purplish disk florets, spring through fall in S. Florida.
False-foxglove - Agalinis linifolia
Family - Scrophulariaceae
Habitat - Cypress Domes, Marshes,
Sloughs, Wet Pine Flatwoods, Cutthroat Seep often found in standing water.
Description - One of 16 Florida
native Agalinis species, grows to nearly 5 feet tall, it is semi-parasitic
(hemi-parasitic) on roots of other plants/trees. Leaves are alternate, 1 1/4 to
2 inches long, linear with entire margins.
Flower - Pinkish to lavender
flowers, 1 1/4 inch long in the summer and fall in South Florida.
Forked Blue Curls - Trichostema dichotomum
Family - Lamiaceae
Habitat - Sandhill, scrub, xeric hammocks, pine flatwoods
Description - Annual. Forb/Herb. Plant is sticky
Habitat - Wet Pine Flatwoods, Savannahs, disturbed areas of
Description - Native herbaceous perennial with 6-10 inch elliptic
basal leaves. 2 1/2 inch, blue to lavender flowers in spring are
produced on straight stalks up to 2 feet tall with
opposite, sessile leaves.