WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: FETTERBUSH (Lyonia lucida)
A favorite thing about December in Florida is that this is when the fetterbush starts to break out into bud in my garden.
Good for some pollinators; evergreen shrub
Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Lyonia
Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=3646