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Wildflowers, What’s Blooming: Native Milkweeds

waterlily flower and leaves

Named by Ponce de Leon in 1513, La Florida means “Land of Flowers” — and indeed it is!  Florida has more than 3,600 native and naturalized flowering species. Wildflowers are plants that grow in their natural state with… Read More

Gardening for Pollinators Class

Learn which plants and gardening techniques will attract the greatest number of pollinators to your garden. Topics will include attracting butterflies, bees and native pollinators, nectar and host plants, native bee nest boxes and more. $10 per person…. Read More

Species Spotlight: Swamp Sunflower

A Florida native sunflower that grows in low wet areas throughout the state, but also performs well in landscapes is the Swamp Sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius).  It is also sometimes called Narrow-leaf Sunflower, which describes it’s long, narrow leaves… Read More