WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: WHITETOP ASTER; DIXIE ASTER (Sericocarpus tortifolius)
Bud stage shown. It stays in bud stage for what seems like forever, but be patient. These late blooming flowers are enjoyed by butterflies and bees. Mine grows under the pine trees, so partial shade works.
Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=3207