Hooded pitcher plant
The hooded pitcher plant (Sarracenia minor) is a carnivorous herbaceous plant found in swamps and ephemeral Wetlands in four states: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. It is listed as threatened in the state of Florida. The individuals I spotted at Split Oak yesterday had flowers in bloom.
Cypress tree trunk with various epiphytes growing on it
Many trees in Florida support an entire community of other plants that grow attached to the bark such as moss, lichen, and bromeliads. I can count at least 7 species here.
Also, notice the bonus spider on the right side!
Forest gnome house?
Small mushroom growing on a cypress knee
Two epiphytes vying for space on the trunk of this tree; moss and lichen
Spotted along a trail in Curry Hammock State Park in the Florida Keys
Virginia saltmarsh mallow
Leafless beaked ladies’ tresses orchid
This variety of this orchid grows out of the ground with no leaves present. The leaves appear in place after the flower is gone. This plant is listed as a state-threatened species.
American white waterlily from above
This is either S. grandiflora or S. stellaris
Tiny little ant (~1 or 2mm) on a lantana flower (Lantana camara)
Rain lily sp. macro
Rain lily sp.
Carolina wild petunia
Carolina wild petunia (Ruellia caroliniensis) are blooming in the forests at Orlando Wetlands