Fourleaf Vetch

First time I have seen this flowering vine, the Fourleaf Vetch. This is a native plant and grows in and around moist areas.

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Fourleaf Vetch | February 28 | Alice Mary Herden

Not a heat-loving type of plant, however, provides nectar for a variety of bees and butterflies during the cooler months in Florida.

Fourleaf Vetch | February 28 | Alice Mary Herden
Fourleaf Vetch | February 28 | Alice Mary Herden

Links:

http://florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/plant.aspx?id=2647

https://whatfloridanativeplantisbloomingtoday.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/fourleaf-vetch-vicia-spp-likely-acutifolia/

http://www.wildsouthflorida.com/fourleaf.vetch.html#.XH5a0vZFx9A

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Netted Pawpaw

When you start seeing the Netted Pawpaw in mid-February, you can be on the lookout for Zebra Swallowtails.

Paw Paw | February 27 | Alice Mary Herden
Netted Pawpaw | February 27 | Alice Mary Herden

The fruit from this plant is a favorite treat for Gopher Tortoises and other wildlife.

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Netted Paw Paw | February 27 | Alice Mary Herden

Links:

http://www.wildsouthflorida.com/netted.pawpaw.html#.XHehmPZFx9A

https://www.fnps.org/plants/plant/asimina-reticulata