Clasping Warea Flowers
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A head of clasping warea flowers against a soft background. This rare and endangered Florida endemic wildflower is also called wideleaf pinlandcress.
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Floral Photography and Art
Clasping warea is found in only 5 central Florida counties. The flowers form in crowded terminal clusters somewhat globular shaped. Maturing from the bottom up they are whitish, turning rose-purple on long pedicels. The individual flowers are 1.25cm (~1/2 in.) across with four paddle-shaped petals and six long stamens. The fruit is a thin pod 7-8cm (~3 in.) long called a silique. The leaves are heart-shaped and clasp the stem.
(Subject description from the artist's Wild Florida Photo website www.wildflphoto.com)
February 15th, 2016
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