Wild Florida Photo - Chapmannia  floridana

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Chapmannia  floridana



Florida native

Endemic to Florida


A frequent plant of the sandhills, scrub and pine flatwoods only in the Florida peninsula.
The mustard-colored, pea-shaped flowers are terminal on long stalks and typically close by noon. The stem, to 1 meter tall, is sticky pubescent. The leaves are alternate and pinnate, with 3 to 7 small leaflets.
This member of the pea family is the only species of this genus. The genus is named to honor Dr. Alvan Wentworth Chapman, author of Flora of the Southern United States. Chapman was a medical doctor who moved from Massachusetts to the Florida panhandle in 1835.
Two of these photos by Paul Rebmann were featured in the article "Dancing in the scrub" by Steve Morrison in the Spring 2009 Palmetto, the quarterly journal of the Florida Native Plant Society.

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Chapmannia  floridana is a member of the Fabaceae - Pea family.

Central Florida Wildflowers

  Roger L. Hammer
 A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Lake Wales Ridge, Ocala National Forest, Disney Wilderness Preserve, and More than 60 State Parks and Preserves

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Central Florida Wildflowers
This guide features stunning color photographs of 300 common wildflowers from Ocala National Forest, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, the Disney Wilderness Preserve, Archbold Biological Station, and Paynes Prairie State Park among others. Detailed descriptions and full-color photos aid the reader in identifying plants in the field.

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