Florida Scrub Roseling
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Close-up photograph of a Florida scrub roseling flower. This tiny Florida endemic wildflower was in Tiger Bay State Forest.
A frequent wildflower of sandhills and scrub in much of the peninsula from Alachua to Collier and Broward Counties. Also found in the panhandle counties of Gulf, Franklin and Wakulla.
This perennial has slender stems less than 61cm (2 ft.) tall topped with a tight cyme of three petaled pink flowers. The petals have scalloped edges. The flowers have six fertile stamens with bearded filaments. The linear leaves are shorter than their flowering stem. This Callisia species does not grow in dense tufts (not cespitose).
(Subject description from the artist's Wild Florida Photo website www.wildflphoto.com)
May 31st, 2017
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