Mundane Monday: Florida Wildflowers

Jithin of PhoTrablogger, invites us to find beauty in almost everything, and Jude of smallbluegreenflowers is on the lookout for beautiful wildflowers this month.

At Green Cay we saw quite a few wildflowers and I think I can safely say that this is a wild Hibiscus.

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I think this could be Dogwood, also known here as ‘Appalachian Spring’. I’m sure Jude will know.

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This one looks to me a bit like Honeysuckle.

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Pretty in pink is all I can say about this one; maybe pink Statice?

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Here we have lots of pretty snowflake flowers.

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I really shouldn’t be sitting here guessing at wildflower names. I should be packing my case with slightly warmer clothes than I’m used to wearing her in Florida, for tomorrow we fly up to New Jersey to see our son and family. Little Taylor is going to be seven and is having a party at the weekend. We’ll be up there for a week, so as there are so many activities planned for whilst we’re there,  I will of necessity be absent from the blogs during that time. I’ll tell you all about it next week. Take care and have a great week.

 

Wildflowers for Jude’s Challenge

Wildflowers as far as the eye can see was the scene we encountered on our Sunday afternoon amble around the Green Cay Wetlands nature reserve. I think these purple flowers are called Pickerelweed, and they provide both food and shelter for many animals. Bees visit to gather nectar and small fish lurk amongst the foliage which offers protection from larger predators, although I’m sure that Big Al has the occasional wander through to see what he can find.

It was the most perfect spring afternoon and all we could hear was the sound of birds. Totally blissful.

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If you have any wildflower photos, be sure to take them over to Jude’s ‘Wildflower Challenge’. She’ll be more than happy to see them.

Happy Wednesday to you all.