Reflection's Flora and Fauna
A collection of my photos of flora and fauna, and maybe now and then,
something else that catches my attention and just will not let go.
Maybe even with little verbage, which is pretty hard for this gal.



Saturday, March 3, 2012

False Rosemary (Conradina)

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* The flower itself is small, about 3/8 inch to 5/8 inch.  Thank you macro and Sony!  LOL  You can read more about it on this Wikipedia page , it is interesting to note there are 7 species. According to the Wikipedia page this species could be Conradina canescens - False Rosemary. "This species is found along the gulf coast of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, as well as in the sand hills of central Florida. It is the most common and widespread species in the genus."  It has also been suggested that it may be Conradina grandiflora - Largeflower False Rosemary.   "This species grows in counties along the Atlantic coast of Florida. It is listed as a threatened species in the state of Florida."

** Thanks to friend Donna and the staff at Gulf State Park for their assistance in the identification process.  We all tend to lean towards the Canescens species.
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6 comments:

Jasia said...

You've got one on me. In all my many attempts at macro shots I have never had one come out good. Yours is wonderful! It's so nice to see spring flowers, even the tiny ones. :-)

PalmsRV said...

Beautiful picture with lots of interesting details. Cathy @ palmsrv

irisheyes jennifer said...

Preciously beautiful. Great shot Carol!

Barbara Poole said...

Beautiful, beautiful. Among your best. I agree with Jasia, the expert!

Carol said...

Thank you all, you are too kind, and you make me blush. Thanks.

Michelle Goodrum said...

That flower is less than an inch? I'm with Jasia. Spectacular beautiful photography!