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White Wildflowers - Page 1 2 3

On this page - White - top Aster, Hammock Snakeroot, Purple Thistle, Southern Fleabane, Tenangle Pipewort, Frostweed, Spring Ladies Tresses

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Image - White top Aster (Oclemena reticulata) Image - White top Aster plant

White-top Aster - Oclemena reticulata

Family - Asteraceae

Habitat - Wet Pine flatwoods, other moist areas

Description - 1 1/2 to 2" flowers with white petals surrounding a yellow central disk. Leaves are variable in shape, sessile or nearly so, elliptic to obovate & pubescent.

White-top Aster is a common Florida native plant that blooms from spring though fall & grows to about 3 feet tall.

Hammock Snakroot (Ageratina jucunda) (Greene)Clewell & Wooten

Hammock Snakeroot - Ageratina jucunda

Family - Asteraceae

Habitat - Hammocks, Pine Flatwoods

Description - Herbaceous wildflower to 3 feet tall, leaves are alternately arranged, lanceolate with deeply toothed margins. Moist, sandy soils in full sun or lightly shaded areas.

Image - Purple Thistle (Cirsium horridulum Michx) Image - Purple Thistle flower (Cirsium horridulum Michx

Purple Thistle - Cirsium horridulum Michx.

Family - Asteraceae

Habitat - Pinelands, Prairies, well drained sandy soils

Description - Large basal rosette, broader than tall. 12-18 inches in height, to 3 feet or more when in flower. Spiny leaves.

Flower - 2-3 inches across ranging in color from purple to pink or white. Host plant for many butterfly and insect larvae.

Southern Fleabane (Erigeron quercifolius) Southern Fleabane (Erigeron quercifolius) detail

Southern Fleabane, Oakleaf Fleabane - Erigeron quercifolius

Family - Asteraceae

Habitat - Pinelands, prairies

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) Tenangle Pipewort (Eriocaulon decangulare)

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 tall.

Frostweed Frostweed Frostweed Butterfly nectar plant

Frostweed, White crownbeard - Verbesina virginica L.

Family - Asteraceae

Habitat - Present in most upland habitats with the exception of Scrub.

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.

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