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
Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://naeb.brit.org/uses/search/?string=Lygodesmia
Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=681