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.
As the (swamp) water cycle turns - All our staff gages are numbered in “tenths of a foot.” If we could label them by “habitat type” this is what they might look like instead. The above anima...
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