Very Verbesina

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Each fall the frostweed (Verbesina virginica) flowers fabulously. Pollinators flock to it.

At Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, this plant, which dies back to the ground in the winter, was beginning to set seed in September…
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Flowering was especially prolific this year at Sebastian Inlet State Park in Brevard County on the east side of Highway A1A, shown below with seaside goldenrod (Solidage sempervirens) …
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Look closely at this display at Sebastian Inlet State Park to see the coral bean growing in the midst of the the fecund frostweed …
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Frostweed also is commonly called white crown beard. Winged stem is another common name for this plant. Whatever you call it, this plant is a sure sign of Florida fall.
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