The flower is named after the Chipola River along which it is found. This beautiful Coreopsis is also known as Fringeleaf Dyeflower because of cilia found on the leaf margins. Someone made the accurate observation that leaves feel like the plastic in plastic cups!
Cornus floridaThe white petals of the dogwood "flower" are actually bracts that surround the real flowers which are located in the green center.
The male Falcate Orangetip butterfly approaches the female.
Crataegus marshalliiHawthorns can be a wonderful addition to the landscape, especially when the red berries appear in the fall. More importantly, the fruits are a good wildlife food.
View the panorama.Mountain laurels (Kalmia latifolia) and Florida Flame Azaleas (Rhododendron austrinum) overhang a sandy bottom creek on private property.