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Thursday, June 4, 2020

June 4, 2020

Location: Maritime Hammock Sanctuary, Melbourne Beach

The flower in the middle is a Paintedleaf,*
With red-tipped leaves, it looks a little chagrined.
Although Mourning Doves like to eat its seeds
Its toxic sap irritates human skin.

* Note: The plant surrounding the Paintedleaf is Coontie

Sources: Florida Wildflower Foundation - Flower Friday: Paintedleaf

Photo and text © 2020 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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