The Fringed Catchfly gets the first part of its name from the intricate delicate snowflake-like pattern along the edges of its petals.
Staphylea trifoliaThe American Bladdernut is found in moist habitats throughout the eastern United States, but is rare in Florida. it occurs in only two counties of the Florida panhandle.
Staphylea trifoliaAt first glance, this may look like the tree's flower, but actually it is its seed, an inflated pod which accounts for the tree's common name of Bladdernut.
Torreya taxifoliaThis confier is in peril of extinction. For reasons still unknown, it is now susceptible to numerous pathogens and diseases. It is currently known in only three Florida counties.
The genus name Xanthorhiza derived from (Xantho = yellow and rhiza = root) perfectly describes the defining character of this plant.