Monday, July 16, 2012

Plant of the Week

Froelichia floridana (Nutt.) Moq.
other common names: Florida snake-cotton, plains snake-cotton
Froelichia: named for Joseph Froelich, a German botanist
Floridana: meaning “of Florida”
Amaranth family: Amaranthaceae

Photograph by Thomas Rosburg, Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie: The Upper Midwest, Second Edition

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