On the day we went to see Pteroglossaspis pottsii in flower, we saw a Butterfly Pea (Centrosema virginianum) in flower:
This flower one of many 'orchid imposters' we have in the state of Florida, with lovely, two-inch-long (5 cm long), purple flowers that, to an untrained eye, may appear to be an orchid. This flower, in fact, belongs to a member of the pea family, which is about as far away from being an orchid as you can get.
Flower Friday: Meet vanillaleaf, the odiferous Carphephorus - *Vanillaleaf (Carphephorus odoratissimus)* *Click on terms for botanical definitions.* *Photo by Eleanor Dietrich* Vanillaleaf is a perennial that produces ...
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