Just a brief show of what fall looks like in Florida. We don't really get the delicious autumn tones I'm used to seeing from Northern Wisconsin, but we do get color. In an eruption of golden glowing yellow, fields of swamp sunflowers burst in bloom this time of year to signal the arrival of fall. These guys can reach up to 10 feet tall! Some merely sprinkle the ditches while others take over swamps and fields. The blankets of blooms are an important nectar source for pollinators, then after the blooms have long gone, the seeds stand as a food source throughout the winter for visiting birds and other wildlife.
Fall in Florida Swamp DaisiesFall in Florida is like no other. The swamp sunflowers are in full bloom during the humid hot days, but wait a day and you will be blessed with a crisp refreshing cold front.