Wildflowers in the Everglades


Though easy to miss in a landscape almost monotonously greens, hundreds of strange and beautiful wildflower dot the Everglades, each with its own fascinating history. Here are some of them.

Photo by Roger L. Hammer

Night-Scented Orchid

Epidendrum nocturnum

Photo by Roger L. Hammer

Stiff-Flowered Star Orchid

Epidendrum rigidum

Photo by Roger L. Hammer

Florida Addersmouth Orchid

Malaxis spicata

Photo by Roger L. Hammer

Clamshell Orchid

Prosthechea cochleata

Photo by Roger L. Hammer

Pineland Purple

Carphephorus odoratissimus var. subtropicanus

Photo by Roger L. Hammer

Snow Squarestem


Photo by Roger L. Hammer

Elegant Waterlily

Nymphaea elegans

Photo by Roger L. Hammer

Wild Pennyroyal

Piloblephis rigida

Photo by Roger L. Hammer


Ipomoea microdactyla

Photo by Tim Chapman/Miami Herald Staff

Pineland Daisy

Chaptalia dentata

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