WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: RUGEL’S HOARYPEA (Tephrosia rugelii)
Endemic to Florida.
A member of the pea family. Flowers of this species change colors at times appearing white, pink and even a deep red.
Larval host: possibly for Cloudywing skipper, and some moths
Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Tephrosia
Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=1218