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Saturday - September 13, 2008

From: Panama City, FL
Region: Southeast
Topic: Wildflowers
Title: Bluebonnets and paintbrushes for Florida
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

Will bluebonnets and indian paintbrushes grow in the Florida panhandle?

ANSWER:

Lupinus texensis (Texas bluebonnet) as well as its relatives, Lupinus perennis (sundial lupine), Lupinus villosus (lady lupine) and Lupinus diffusus (Oak Ridge lupine) do grow in Florida.

Castilleja coccinea (scarlet Indian paintbrush) also grows in Florida.


Lupinus texensis

Lupinus perennis

Lupinus villosus

Castilleja coccinea

 

 

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