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: Burr marigolds illuminate our wetlands! - *Photo by Joseph A. Marcus* *Burr marigold (Bidens laevis)* Burr marigold is an annual wildflower that grows en masse in wetlands and along river and mars...
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