WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: WATER COWBANE (Tiedemannia filiformis)
Buds depicted. A native of the southeastern US west to TX, this species was recently moved from the Oxypolis genus.
Also referred to as Water Dropwort, it is an emersed member of the carrot family Apiaceae. In Florida, it blooms in late summer or early fall and can reach 2-3 in height. It is a Florida Native Plant larval host for the Black Swallowtail butterfly.
Bloom from September 2010: