Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month

Florida Paintbrush

Carphephorus corymbosus

close up of pink/purple flowers

Florida Paintbrush is a showy, herbaceous wildflower, blooming from late summer into fall. You’ll find this plant in pine, scrubby, and dry to mesic flatwoods, sandhills, and ruderal areas. The large flattop of flowers is very attractive to pollinators and commonly visited by bees, butterflies, and the like.

Each bloom consists of tubular pink to purple flowers, arranged atop an unbranched stem that arises from a basal rosette. Flowers are in a large flat-topped corymbs.

Learn more about the plant characteristics here: https://www.flawildflowers.org/flower-friday-carphephorus-corymbosus/

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by Alicia Halbritter

Source: UF/IFAS Pest Alert

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