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PINELAND GOLDEN TRUMPET
Threatened Florida species
This rare plant of the Dade and Monroe County pinelands is also found in the Bahamas, Cuba, and Hispaniola.
A slender, herbaceous perennial growing from 15 - 76 cm (6 - 30 in.) tall, often branching near the top, with opposite, linear-oblong revolute leaves from 2.5 - 5 cm (1 - 2 in.) long and 1 - 1.3 cm (3/8 - 1/2 in.) wide. Bright yellow flowers can appear all year, singly or a few at a time. The trumpet shaped flowers are 2 - 3 cm (3/4 - 1-1/4 in.) long and 2 cm (3/4 in.) wide with ovate calyx lobes and lacking any appendages on the tips of the anthers.
Like many other members of the dogbane family, the sap can be a severe eye and skin irritant.