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Landscapes have a language of their own, expressing the soul of the things, lofty or humble, which constitute them, from the mighty peaks to the smallest of the tiny flowers hidden in the meadow's grass. Anonymous

  1. Alum Bluff

    This is a view of the Apalachicola River from Alum Bluff which rises about 140 feet above the river. One of the highest points along the river, Alum Bluff is 172.5 feet above sea level. You can see this view by hiking the Garden of Eden Trail at the Nature Conservancy's Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve located near Bristol, Florida.

  2. Back Dunes

    Pine flatwoods and swales are found on the landward side of coastal dunes.

  3. Butterweed in Floodplain Forest

    Butterweed (Packera glabella) is spectacular mixed in with cypresses and tupelos along the Apalachicola River floodplain.

  4. Butterweed in Floodplain Forest

    Butterweed (Packera glabella) is spectacular mixed in with cypresses and tupelos along the Apalachicola River floodplain.

  5. Butterweed Under the Interstate

    This expanse of butterweed (Packera glabella) was an unexpected surprise as we were hiking under the interstate to reach another destination.

  6. Coreopsis and Phlox

    This beautiful scene of planted wildflowers (Coreopsis basalis and Phlox drummondii) was alongside a highway near Lee, Florida.

  7. Crowpoison after a Fire

    After a prescribed burn, Crowpoison (Stenanthium densum) and other vegetation thrive in this fire-dependant ecossytem in the Apalachicola National Forest. The hazy background is from smoke of other burns that were occurring on the day this scene was photographed.

  8. Cypress under the Moon

    This lone bald cypress was lit by the evening sun and early moonrise.

  9. Dense Gayfeathers

    Liatris spicata

  10. Dwarf Cypresses

    These dwarf cypresses (Taxodium ascendens) are beginning to show their fall color.

  11. False Foxglove

    False Foxglove (Agalinis sp.) is most spectacular in areas that have been recently burned.

  12. Goldenclubs

    Orontium aquaticum

  13. Hairy Chaffhead

    Carphephorus paniculatus

  14. Mohr's Coneflowers

    Rudbeckia mohrii

  15. Nuttall's Rayless Goldenrod at Rock Hill Preserve

    These rocky outcrops, an unusual geologic feature in Florida, are an indicator of a unique habitat that hosts many rare and endangered plant species such as the Nuttall's Rayless Goldenrod (Bigelowia nuttallii) that is in the foreground.
    This property in Washington County is protected by The Nature Conservancy. Because of its fragility, the presrve is not open to the general public.

  16. Pineland False Sunflower

    Pineland False Sunflowers (Phoebanthus tenuifolius) display their glory in early summer in the Apalachicola National Forest.

  17. Pineland False Sunflower

    Phoebanthus teniufiolius

  18. Pitcherplant Savanna

    Sarracenia flava
    Yellow pitcherplants (Sarracenia flava) dominate this savanna at the edge of a cypress strand.

  19. Pitcherplant Savanna at Sunset

    Tracy's Dewthreads (Drosera tracyi) glisten as the sun sets at one of our favorite pitcherplant savannas. The pitcherplants are a red form of the Yellow Pitcherplant (Sarracenia flava).

  20. Rock Hill Preserve

    Rock Hill Preserve is a Nature Conservancy property.

  21. Sunset at Tate's Hell State Forest

  22. Trout Lilies

    Trout lilies (Erythronium umbilicatum) cover several acres of some private land near Cairo, Georgia. It is believed to be the largest population of trout lilies in the southeastern United States.
    This spectacular scene of trout lilies came very close to being a memory when the landowner was preparing to develop the land. Fortunately, the landowner was co-operative in working with concerned citizens to arrange its purchase.

  23. Vanillaleaf

    As you walk through these waist-high vanillaleaf flowers (Carphephorus odoratissimus), you can smell the faint essence of vanilla. The aromatic basal leaves were once collected to flavor pipe tobacco.

  24. Water Lilies in a Pond

    Cabbage palms (Sabal palmetto) line the margin of a pond covered by water lilies.

  25. Wiregrass and Blazing Stars

    Wildflowers (Liatris sp.) and grasses (Aristida stricta) are most spectacular after a fire. This photo was taken in late September after this private property was burned in June.

  26. Yellow Moss

    This yellow moss covered several acres of a recently burned area. It totally disappeared from view within a few days.