A new species added to my iNaturalist observation! I don’t know how many times I have driven by this thinking it was sawgrass.
Surprisingly there is not a voucher specimen in the Plant Atlas for Hernando County. ( https://florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=2084#specdist)
Bordering the edge of the cypress dome.
What’s blooming over at Chassahowitzka WMA… skyblue lupine! Just one of many of my favorite sandhill flowering plants.
The first day of Spring is March 19th, and it seems everything, in nature, is either late or early.
I first observed them in the early weeks of February just reaching out of the ground and blooming in the last two weeks of February.
Flower Friday: Skyblue lupine