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Spatterdock Heart - Spatterdock, Cow Lily - Nuphar advena    $     ?
Spatterdock Heart - Spatterdock, Cow Lily - Nuphar advena

Fire Spokes - Firewheel, Gaillardia, Blanketflower - Gaillardia pulchella    $     ?
Fire Spokes - Firewheel, Gaillardia, Blanketflower - Gaillardia pulchella

Scarlet Hibiscus - Hibiscus coccineus    $     ?
Scarlet Hibiscus - Hibiscus coccineus

The close-up photograph of Gaillardia pulchella is called "Fire Spokes" because one of the common names for this wildflower is firewheel. Also called blanketflower, this native plant is most often seen on dunes and along roadsides and other open areas near the coast. Scarlet hibiscus is one of the seven native hibiscus species in Florida. Hibiscus coccineus likes wet areas and the showy flowers can most easily be seen along the edges of our freshwater rivers and streams in the summer. "Spatterdock Heart" shows some of the heart-shaped leaves, a flower and two buds of spatterdock, which is also called cow lily. Saltmarsh morning glory flowers were photographed along Strickland Creek near Ormond Beach. The close-up of the red buckeye flower was made in Ormond Beach's Central Park. The Fairchild Oak is a more than 400 year-old live oak tree in Bulow Creek State Park that was named for botanist David Fairchild, as was the the Fairchild Botanical Gardens in south Florida.

Saltmarsh Morning-glory - Ipomoea sagittata    ?
Saltmarsh Morning-glory - Ipomoea sagittata

Fairchild Oak - Live Oak - Quercus virginiana    $     ?
Fairchild Oak - Live Oak - Quercus virginiana

Red Buckeye - Aesculus pavia    ?
Red Buckeye - Aesculus pavia

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