ROSE-RUSH (Lygodesmia aphylla)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: ROSE-RUSH (Lygodesmia aphylla)

TALL, delicate wildflower that will pop up in heavy vegetation. At my place I find it reaching up from between ferns, blackberry, galberry, lyonia spp. Be sure to look for this one earlier in the day as it may wilt by afternoon.

Attracts: native bees; butterflies and other pollinators

Learn: http://www.fnps.org/plants/plant/lygodesmia-aphylla

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Lygodesmia

Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=681

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