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White Candle

White Candle

Most people think that you can’t have flowering plants in the shade. White candle will prove you wrong. You will have tons of white flowers in a shady spot. It is a good bloomer. You will see flowers most of the year. The foliage is also very attractive. The...
Brazilian Kapok Tree

Brazilian Kapok Tree

At a time when most trees are green, the bright pink flowers of the Brazilian Kapok Tree are a beacon in the Florida October flora. Such an unusual tree, with large thorns on its smooth trunk. According to the folklore of Trinidad and Tobago, the Castle of the Devil...
Parrot’s Beak

Parrot’s Beak

Parrot’s Beak is an extraordinary round and spiny shrub with exotic flowers comprised of yellow blossoms which emerge from a pendant structure of overlapping bracts. The flower resembles parrot’s beak. The fruit is fleshy, smooth, yellow, pear-shaped, and...
Chalice Vine Bud

Chalice Vine Bud

Chalice vince flowers are big — 6-8” long, wide flaring trumpet-shaped blossoms with purple stripes on the inside of the petals. It blooms throughout the year in South Florida. The flowers are fragrant, particularly in the evening, with a sweetish vanilla-like...
Globe Amaranth

Globe Amaranth

Globe amaranth is a charming, easy-to-grow annual flower that have a papery feel and is excellent for drying — in fact, sometimes they dry right on the plant. Globe amaranth holds up to heat and drought, producing myriads of white flowers loved by bees and...
Cuban Jute

Cuban Jute

Cuban Jute, also known as Arrowleaf Sida, is a low growing Florida native with delicate yellow flowers. It is commonly found along roadsides, in pastures, and in disturbed areas. The stems have been used to make brooms and have a hemp like quality. Location: DeSoto...
Wild Bush Bean

Wild Bush Bean

Wild bush bean is a member of the pea family. It is a vine that will grow erect, trail or twine on other plants to a height of about five feet. It produces gorgeous blood-red to purple flowers (sometimes white or pink) usually in pairs. The flowers give way to thin,...
Spanish Needles

Spanish Needles

Spanish needle flowers first made their appearance in February, but they were remarkably plentiful in September and remain so into October. Here, you can see the nasty namesake needles in the seed pods. Walk into a patch of Spanish needles, and you’ll walk out...
Golden Rain Tree

Golden Rain Tree

Golden rain trees start blooming in early October with bright clusters or panicles of yellow flowers. The small flowers rain down from the tree canopy and cover the ground beneath with a carpet of yellow. Rose-colored fruit capsules follow the flowers, and they...