Arnoglossum album (bracts)

The bracts are in the budding stage with no observable flowers. These plants can grow up to 40 inches tall with this one being on the smaller side of about 30 inches tall. […]

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Arnoglossum album (fruit)

This species’ flowers and bracts are clustered and held at the top of the stem with about 4-5 heads per stem off of the main stem. There are usually around 5 bracts per head. […]

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Florida Milkvetch In Flower

The light purple flowers of the Florida Milkvetch grow in tiny clusters at the tip of the stems. The leaf arrangement is opposite and the leaves are shaped like tiny hearts. Many of these clusters were no bigger than two hands side-by-side. […]

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Safeguarding the Rare Plants of the Sunshine State

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What Are You Willing To Sacrifice?

At the ABG Conservation Seed Bank, a few freshly harvested seeds of Florida Yew (Taxus floridana) were sacrificed, having their characteristic fleshly red cup (aril) removed before weighing and drying to determine the average moisture content. This value will be used to desiccate remaining seeds to a moisture content of precisely 4-7% before entering a germination […]

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Not An Early Riser

West’s Flax (Linum westii Rogers) has adorable little yellow flowers that only open in the evening so surveys are best done in the afternoon, perfect for folks who are not early risers. […]

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