Swamp azalea — premature or way late in blooming. This is the first time we’ve seen this azalea off the Ochlockonee River, leading to the creek.
Marsh tickseed — a favorite of insects.
Swamp leatherflower, clematis crispa. You’ll see thorny-like balls of seeds on these vines also.
Just starting to bloom, climbing aster. In a few weeks there will be masses of blooms on the creek.
Common sneezeweed. Just a few still blooming; most are in seed.
Green fly orchids. One of our favorite plants on the creek — these seem to bloom continuously.
Water hemlock. A blooming aberration — most have bloomed months ago. Water hemlock is a very poisonous plant and affects the nervous system of mammals which ingest it, killing them within minutes.
Pickerel weed. Another favorite of butterflies, bees and wasps.
Not sure that this technically can be called a flower, but it’s the second dodder plant we’ve seen on Womack creek since last year.
To end with a flash of red — a color (with green) of the end of the year, cardinal flower. We have stands of lushly blooming cardinal flowers almost everywhere we have paddled in north Florida.