DARK GREEN TRAIL LOOP PLANTS ONLY LISTED BELOW
This particular trail takes one through mostly scrubby flatwoods.
UPDATED 10-29-2017: Plant inventory hike Oct. 29, 2017: Many beautyberries where ripe, acorns on shorter oaks, many butterfly peas flowering, many frostweeds were blooming as we drove in, many small-flowered wireweeds flowering, some Florida Paintbrushes were in full bloom, hundreds of Coastplain Palafox were in magnificent full bloom, an eagle circled over the three acre lake.
BY SPECIES NAME:
ASTERACEAE – Ageratina jucunda, HAMMOCK SNAKEROOT, Native, widespread.
ASTERACEAE – Carphephorus corymbosus, FLORIDA PAINTBRUSH or COASTPLAIN CHAFFHEAD, Native, widespread.
ASTERACEAE - Carphephorus odoratissimus var. subtropicanus, PINELAND PURPLE or FALSE VANILLALEAF – native, endemic.
ASTERACEAE – Palafoxia feayi, FEAY’S PALAFOX, native, endemic.
ASTERACEAE – Palafoxia integrifolia, COASTPLAIN PALAFOX, Native, widespread.
ASTERACEAE – Pityopsis graminifolia, NARROWLEAF SILKGRASS, Native. Widespread.
FABACEAE – ?Amorpha herbacea, CLUSTERSPIKE FALSE INDIGO? = Three native species in Florida = A. herbacea var. crenulata is endangered and found in Miami-Dade county only.] That leaves two possibilities: A. herbacea, CLUSTERSPIKE FALSE INDIGO, with upright whitish flowers, and A. fruiticosa, BASTARD FALSE INDIGO, which tends to have more rounded leaves and more purple-leaning flowerspikes.
FABACEAE – ?Baptisia lecontei, PINELAND WILD INDIGO? = I saw one species with small leaves, not flowering, seedpods under half an inch, quite small. It looked like B. lecontei, which is not vouchered at this location in Sarasota county, but is in adjoining DeSoto. There are eight species plus one variety in Florida. B. megacarpa is not vouchered in any counties on the FL plant atlas]. // ?Indigoferacaroliniana, CAROLINA INDIGO, Native, widespread.
FABACEAE – Centrosema virginianum, SPURRED BUTTERFLY PEA is native and the most widespread= I saw many flowering along the trail. There are three spices in Florida. C. sagittatum is not native and has been found in Alachua county only. C. arenicola is endemic and endangered and grows from Highlands to Manatee counties and north, but not the panhandle. // FABACEAE – ?XClitoria= Three species = C. ternatea is not native and found in Miami-Dade county and the keys only, it is the edible-flowered Butterfly Pea that I have grown. / C. fragrans is endangered and endemic, found in central Florida. / C. mariana, ATLANTIC PIGEONWINGS, widespread, native, the seedpods are pretty thick, thicker than what is flowering here.
FABACEAE – Chamaecrista fasciculata, PARTRIDGE PEA. Native.
FABACEAE – ?Chamaecrista nicitans, SENSITIVE PEA. Native. / Another C. nicitans, var. aspera, is more widespread. How do you tell them apart?
FABACEAE – Chapmannia floridana, FLORIDA ALICIA, Native, endemic.
FABACEAE – ?Crotalaria pallida var. obovata, SMOOTH RATTLEBOX, not native, widespread. / ?C. incana?, not native, mostly coastal counties in central and south Florida.
FABACEAE – Desmodium incanum, ZARZABACOA COMUN. Not native.
FABACEAE - ?Desmodium- ? D. floridanum. / D. paniculatum. / D. tenuifolum. / D. tortuosum.
FABACEAE – Galactia elliottii, ELLIOTT’S MILKPEA. Native.
FABACEAE – Indigofera hirsuta, HAIRY INDIGO, Not native, widespread.
FABACEAE – Indigofera spicata, TRAILING INDIGO, Not native, widespread.
FABACEAE – Kummerowia striata, JAPANESE CLOVER, Not native, widespread.
FABACEAE - ?Rhynchosia– 11 species and one variety = R. michauxii. / R. Minima, native, widespread.
POACEAE – Dactyloctenium aegyptium, DURBAN CROWFOOTGRASS, Not native, widespread.
POACEAE - ?Eragrostis – LOVEGRASS = Many species in Florida.
POACEAE - ?Muhlenbergia capillaris[or the variety – M. capillaris var. filipes?] – MUHLY = Two species plus two more varieties. M. schreberi is a tiny one, with no purple color?, NOT VOUCHERED IN Sarasota or any adjoining counties. / M. c. var. trichopodes is only from far north Florida.
POLYGONACEAE – ?Polygonella, one tall wispy species was found. [There are 8 native species plus one var. in Florida = P. fimbriata is only found in Holmes county in the pannhandle. / P. basiramia in endangered and found only in Highlands and Polk counties. / P. macrophylla is found in six panhandle counties. / P. myriophylla is found in Polk and three adjoining counties only. / P. robusta grows from palm Beach to Charlotte and northward in scattered counties and has whitish-pink bottlebrush-looking flowers] That leaves four possibilites: P. ciliata [HAIRY JOINTWEED], P. gracilis [TALL JOINTWEED], P. polygama [OCTOBER FLOWER], P. polygama var. brachystachya [OCTOBER FLOWER].
BY COMMON NAME [move to scientific name above[:
ARROZ CON TODA
BEACH SUNFLOWER - Helianthus debilis - Asteraceae
BEAUTYBERRY, AMERICAN - White-fruited form
BLACKBERRY, ?SAND - Rubus
BRIARS [Smilax species]
BROOM SEDGE, BUSHY
CAROLINA CHERRY LAUREL
CINCHWEED - Pectis
DALEA species - long-flowered
?DIODIA, LIGHT PURPLE-FLOWERED
DUNE SUNFLOWER – Helianthus debilis
ELEPHANT'S FOOT, TALL
EUPATORIUM - White-flowered species
FABACEAE - A tiny yellow flowered species
FROSTWEED - Asteraceae - Verbesina virginica
GOLDENRODS - Solidago species
MEXICAN CLOVER, LARGE-FLOWERED - Richardia
MEXICAN CLOVER, SMALL-FLOWERED - Richardia
MILKPEA - Galactia species
ORANGE, SWEET - seedling trees
PAW PAW - Asimina species
PRIMROSE WILLOW - Ludwigia ?maratima
RIVER SAGE - Salvia misella - aka SOUTHERN RIVER SAGE - Lamiaceae
SOUTHERN RED CEDAR
TALLOW PLUM - Ximenia Americana
?TICK TREFOIL, DIXIE
WILD PINE [Tillandsia ?setacea]
Plus, something that looked like a non-flowering Florida Pennyroyal, and was scentless
OTHERS PEOPLE HAVE LISTED:
Cut-Leaf Evening Primrose