Friday, March 12, 2010

The land of flowers

It is fun to see things blooming again. I am sure there will be more pictures as I get a chance to process things.
Bidens alba - Romerillo

Lindernia grandiflora - Savannah False Pimpernel

Asimina incana - Pawpaw
It is very cool to find out that there are other pawpaws out there in the world.

Vaccinium myrsinites - Shiny Blueberry

Gelsemium sempervirens - Evening Trumpetflower
This native is so prolific that it seems like an invasive. The flowers are gorgeous.

Houstonia procumbens - Roundleaf Bluet
Blooming at Hillsborough River State Park


Justin R. Thomas said...

Regardless of the circumstances, you are a lucky fella to be botanizing your way across Florida. I was just thinking yesterday that you might encounter some of the crazy Florida PawPaws. Nice work!

Keith Board said...

Good stuff, Ben, and nice pictures!

P. J. Grath said...

Saw that first picture and knew instantly you were in Florida! Still pretty cool here, but leaves and flowers are beginning to pop.

Ted C. MacRae said...

I saw Asimina incana in bloom on my first trip to Florida (way back in '86). It was at Highland Hammocks St. Park, and it remains the only time I've seen it.