This Milkwort has whorls of leaves like Boykin's Milkwort (Polygala boykinii), but can be distinguished from the latter by narrower leaves.
How appropriate that this tiny milkwort is named after botanist J. Kunkel Small
The cross-section of the plant's root is said to resemble the seal used by the biblical King Solomon.
Polygonella basiramiaThis plant has female flowers.
Polygonella basiramiaThis can be identified as a male by its black anthers.
When threatened by a preadtor such as a blue jay, the Polyphemus Moth will flash the eyespots on its wings to startle the attacker.
One way to identify this Christmas Fern is to look for the "stocking" that is hanging from the stipe or stalk of the fern frond.
Stagmomantis carolinaWe witnessed this Carolina Mantis capture this unsuspecting Gulf Fritillary when it went to nectar on the pickerelweed.
Stagmomantis carolinaA praying mantis on a yellow trumpet pitcherplant was an unexpected sight in a pitcherplant savannah.
Stagmomantis carolinaHere's Looking at You! The praying mantis was perched on a branch and I went under the motionless mantis while it was "praying."
Prunus geniculataThe Scrub Plum can be easily distinguished from other Florida plums by its zigzag branches and its existence in scrub habitat.
Prunus serotina var. alabamensis
This variety of Black Cherry found in the Floirda Panhandle has blunt-tipped leaves while Prunus serotina var. serotina has leaves with acute tips.