NOTE: Click on any image to see it in full resolution. Those who wander natural places or garden with native plants know that Florida is blessed with two wildflower extravaganzas. Northerners expect spring to be flowery … but fall? Fall is when many native wildflowers reach their bloom heights.
September, October and even November bring a great burst of flowering and seeding plants before winter sets in. Some, like black-eyed susans, grow in wet places along roadsides. Blazing star and palafoxia prefer high and dry.
And, of course, there’s October flower, which covers sandhills, scrub and even vacant lots.
Aren’t we “the lucky ducks,” as my friend Martina Linehan would say!