by Paul Rebmann
Photograph - Photograph
A close-up image of the tiny flowers of Carolina sealavender with one flower fully open, several closed buds and one bud just beginning to open. This wildflower was photographed in Tomoka State Park in Florida.
This image has been featured in the following groups:
100 Views Photography,
Fine Art Wildflower Photography,
The 200 Club - best photos with over 200 views up to 500
& Wild Flowers
Sea lavender is a frequent perennial wildflower of brackish marshes, mangrove swamps salt flats and coastal strands in most of the coastal counties of Florida. The range extends along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts from Mexico to Canada, plus Bermuda.
The slender stems have alternate, scale-like leaves grow to 61 cm (2 ft.) tall, including the branching inflorescences. Carolina sealavender has basal leaves that vary in shape. The flowers are less than 1cm (3/8 in.) long, having a five lobed and tubular-funnelform lavender corolla with a five-lobed white calyx. The fruit is a capsule.
(Species description from the artist's Wild Florida Photo website www.wildflphoto.com)
September 2nd, 2014
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