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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Zigzag Bladderwort

What.. this a carnivrous plant?

You will most likely see these plants in the same area as the Pink Sundews. As the Sundews trap insects above, the Zigzag Bladderwort trap insects below. Very interesting!

Zigzag Bladderwort | February 25 | Alice Mary Herden
Zigzag Bladderwort | February 25 | Alice Mary Herden

Links:

http://www.wildsouthflorida.com/zigzag.bladderwort.html#.XHUGHPZFx9A

https://uswildflowers.com/detail.php?SName=Utricularia%20subulata

https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=UTSU

https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=UTGI

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