WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: NUTTALL’S MEADOWBEAUTY (Rhexia nuttallii)
There are 10 members of the Rhexia genus that are listed in the ISB Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants as being native to Florida.
I was pleasantly surprised to find this growing about 10 feet from the pond margin. Some kind bird (or the wind) planted it, adding another new species to my property list.
Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Rhexia