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

 

 

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Skyblue Lupine

Supposedly these native florida plants flower in Spring, (First day of Spring is March 20) and these are just a wee bit early, but I am not complaining!

Skyblue Lupine | February 25 | Alice Mary Herden
Skyblue Lupine | February 25 | Alice Mary Herden

Skyblue Lupines are beautiful flowering plants, with soft furry petals and leaves. Once you start seeing these, spring is just around the corner!


Links:

https://www.fnps.org/plants/plant/lupinus-diffusus

https://flawildflowers.org/flower-friday-lupinus-diffusus/