A close-up front view of a fully open Florida Bellflower bloom.
This image has been featured in the following groups:
Floral Photography and Art,
Thoughts of Flowers
& Wild Flowers
This diminutive wildflower is found only in Florida. Campanula floridana is commonly found in cypress domes, marshes, pond margins and other wet places in much of the Florida peninsula from Taylor and Baker Counties south into Collier and Broward Counties, plus Franklin and Jackson Counties in the panhandle.
Florida bellflower is a perennial with weak slender stems to 40cm (16 in.) long that are often decumbent. The leaves are alternate, clasping, linear to lanceolate with gland-tipped teeth along the margin. The purple star-shaped flowers are 14-18mm (~1/2-3/4 in.) wide with five petals. The sepals are narrow, linear to lanceolate, 6-9mm (~1/4-1/3 in.) long, about the length of or longer than the petals.
(Subject description from the artist's Wild Florida Photo website www.wildflphoto.com)
January 3rd, 2016
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