Wildflowers for red

Asclepias lanceolata

Lanceleaf Milkweed

Asclepias lanceolata, Lanceleaf MilkweedMilkweeds are most easily recognized by their unique flowers and best known for their attractiveness to butterflies. Some are low-growing, others tall and conspicuous. Flower color ranges from white to lavender, green, yellow, or bright orange-red. Lanceleaf Milkweed, shown here, can be 3-4′ tall, which makes it a conspicuous component of wet roadside ditches.

More information at Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants.

Trillium spp.

Trilliums

Trilliums,  Trillium sspYou’ll have to find a shady, hardwood forest to see our native Trilliums. The leaves of these long-lived perennials make their annual appearance in late winter and flower in early spring, well before the trees put on new leaves. Chattahoochee Nature Park, Torreya State Park, and Jackson Mounds are good destinations to search for these interesting plants.

More information at Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants.