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The July Flower Hike

2018-07-05 @ 07:00 - 08:30


We're leaving from the South entrance early in the morning to find all sorts of amazing July wildflowers: meadowbeauties, grass pinks, butterfly peas, butterfly orchids, tarflower, Florida milkweed, partridge pea, candyroots, and milkworts.

Known plants (we'll probably see these):

Calopogon multiflorus, many-flowered grass pink
Sabatia grandiflora, largeflower rose gentian
Eryngium yuccifolium, rattlesnake master
Rhexia mariana, pale meadowbeauty
Rhexia nuttallii, Nuttall's meadowbeauty
Hypericum cistifolium, roundpod St. John's Wort
Centrosema virginianum, butterfly pea
Callisia ornata, scrub roseling
Pterocaulon pyncnostachyum, blackroot
Lygodesmia aphylla, rose rush
Eriocaulon decangulare, ten-angled pipewort
Polygala lutea, orange milkwort aka swamp cheetoes
Polygala nana, candyroot
Callicarpa americana, American beautyberry
Aureolaria pectinate, Fernleaf yellow false foxglove

Desired plants: (I'd like to find them, we might not)

*Justicia angusta, Everglades water-willow,
Hypoxis hirsuta, common yellow stargrass
^Hypoxis juncea, Fringed stargrass
*Hypoxis wrightii, bristleseed yellow stargrass
*Centrosema arenicola, pineland butterfly pea (Endangered)
Encyclia tampensis, Tampa butterfly orchid,
*Rhexia alifanus, savannah meadowbeauty,
*^Rhexia cubensis, West Indian meadowbeauty
*^Rhexia lutea, yellow meadowbeauty
*Rhexia nashii, maid marian
Rhexia petiolata, short-stemmed meadow beauty
Lyonia fruticosa, coastal plain staggerbush
*Mecardonia acuminata, axilflower
*^Plumbago zeylanica, doctorbush
*Lobelia paludosa, white lobelia
*Tradescantia ohioensis, bluejacket/spiderwort
Polypremum procumbens, rust weed

^ indicates potential new record for Osceola County
* indicates potential new record for Split Oak


07:00 - 08:30
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Friends of Split Oak Forest
Valerie Anderson


Split Oak Forest South Entrance
5850 Cyrils Drive
Saint Cloud, FL 34771 United States
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