WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: FRINGED YELLOW STARGRASS (Hypoxis juncea)
Just making an opening. Tiny (less than 6 inches). Would be easily overlooked except for the bright yellow which peaks out from beneath pine needles or in sunny damp to wet locations.
Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Hypoxis
Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=3312