Let’s travel back to Florida and less depressing things like losing a state park—because nature continues on even while we fight to save it. I actually remember very little about this trail. I can recall part of the boardwalk and that there were mosquitoes but I don’t recall seeing some of these plants!
The peeling skin-like bark of a gumbo limbo tree, Bursera simaruba
Hammock viper’s-tail, Pentalinon luteum. This is one of the plants I didn’t remember and when I saw the photo of it I thought it was the non-native allamanda. Which makes sense because they are both in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae!