Description - Native herbaceous perennial, 3 inches to 3 feet in height. Leaf and stems hairy. White to lavender flower, 3/4
inch in diameter with many fine rays surrounding a yellow central disk.
Tenangle Pipewort- Eriocaulon decangulare
Family - Eriocaulaceae
Habitat - Bogs, Marshes, Wet Flatwoods
Description - Linear leaves 10-40 cm. long form a basal rosette, white flowered hemispheric to nearly globose inflorescences
on a scape to 3 feet long.
Frostweed - Verbesina virginica L.
Family - Asteraceae
Habitat - Present in most upland habitats with the exception of
Description - Florida Native plant to over eight feet high, this
plant may grow as a biennial or a perennial. Also called Indian
tobacco by some it was apparently used by Native Americans and early
settlers as a Tobacco substitute. It gets the name "Frostweed" from
the formations of ice that occur from the bases of split stems after
the first frost.
Spring Ladiestresses - Spiranthes vernalis
Family - Orchidaceae
Habitat - Marshes, Wet Flatwoods & Freshwater swamps throughout Florida.
Description - Grows to 25 inches tall and in spite of its common name this plant often blooms well into the summer months. Other common names include Grass-leaf Ladies Tresses and Narrow Leafed Ladies Tresses. 25 - 50 flowers are on inflorescences and are densely arranged in a single ranked formation, one sided or spiraled around the stalk. Flowers are under just 1 millimeter in diameter,
tubular, white to cream colored with a yellow center. Flower petals have wavy to somewhat "ragged" appearing margins.