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March 2017 - Hoot Acre Farm
Flame Vine

Flame Vine

Flame vine is a stunning plant that grows in many parts of Florida. Flame vine dazzles with dense clusters of bright orange flowers. This sprawling vine sets your landscape ablaze with clusters of orange, 3-inch long tubular flowers from fall to spring; in some areas...
Red Passion Flower

Red Passion Flower

Classic butterfly attractors, passion vines make a wonderful addition to a butterfly garden, covering an arbor or a bordering fence. Passion vines are host plants for three of Florida’s most beautiful butterflies — zebra, gulf fritillary and Julia. They...
Crinum Lily

Crinum Lily

Crinum lilies are a hallmark of Southern gardens and have been cherished and cultivated by Florida gardeners for years. Crinums produce fragrant flowers that gently nod atop 2- to 5-foot stalks. During summer these plants are at their most colorful — crinum...
Lyreleaf Sage

Lyreleaf Sage

Lyreleaf sage is a native Florida wildflower that produces leafless spikes of lavender to bluish, tubular flowers in late winter through late spring. Lyreleaf sage occurs naturally along woodland edges and wetlands. Bees are its predominant pollinator, but it also...
Sky Lupine

Sky Lupine

Sky blue lupine is among the loveliest Florida native wildflowers growing in the Sunshine State. In the peak of season, it puts out countless spikes of sky-blue flowers. We spotted this cluster along the Blue Trail in Oscar Scherer State Park. Simply gorgeous! Sky...
Lizard’s Tail

Lizard’s Tail

Lizard’s tail is a Florida native that gets its name from the flower spikes that curl and droop as they bloom and begin to produce dozens of nut-like seeds. The flower spikes are typically 6 to 8 inches long, but can reach a foot. It is a water-loving plant,...
Southern Beeblossom

Southern Beeblossom

Southern beeblossom is a late bloomer…literally. Fuzzy, reddish-pink buds open in the evening as delicate white four-petaled blossoms. They turn pink the following day and then wither away. Southern beeblossom occurs naturally along roadsides and in pinelands,...
Black Huckleberry

Black Huckleberry

Black huckleberry is a low-growing, colonial shrub that grows in sandy, well-drained soils. The small, pinkish-red flowers have a lantern-like shape similar to the flowers of blueberry. They attract bees and butterflies. The berries also resemble blueberries, but when...
Four Petal St. John’s Wort

Four Petal St. John’s Wort

Four-petal St. John’s wort is an evergreen perennial shrub that blooms in the spring and fall. Its blooms are bright lemon-yellow with four petals and four sepals. It is found in flatwoods nearly throughout the state of Florida. Source: Florida Wildflower Foundation...
Coral Bean

Coral Bean

Coral bean is a native plant with red tubular flowers that grow on tall stalks in the spring, drawing hummingbirds and butterflies. In the fall, coral bean’s seed pods begin to mature and the show begins. What once looked a bit like English pea pods turn dark,...
Beach Sunflower

Beach Sunflower

Beach sunflower is a butterfly-attracting Florida native that’s perfect for hot, dry sites, including coastal areas. It blooms almost year-round with two-inch, daisy-like flowers that have yellow petals and brown centers. A fun fact is that the flower heads always...