This expanse of butterweed (Packera glabella) was an unexpected surprise as we were hiking under the interstate to reach another destination.
Another common name for this mint is Red Basil.
Very few people get to see the Many-flowered Grasspink Orchid which appears only in very recently burned areas and blooms for just a few days. Read more about this Natural Encounter In Search of the Many-Flowered Grasspink Orchid
The orchid's seed capsule releases its fine dust-like seeds in the wind.
This Fiery Searcher is dining on a Gulf Fritillary butterfly caterpillar.
Calycanthus floridus Also called sweetshrub, the flowers have a strong spicy fragrance that smell like a mix of cinnamon and strawberry to me. It is an heirlom shrub that deserves a place in any landscaped yard, formal or informal.
If this walkingstick had not moved, I doubt we would have seen it!
This extremely tiny and rare Bellflower is being raised at Bok Tower Gardens in an effort to secure the population's future.
Campsomeris plumipes fossulana