Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Floral/Plant life in the wetlands!

Here are the floral/plant pictures from the trip to Wakodahatchee Wetlands! I loved this blue/purple colored iris-looking plant (only one I saw there)...growing smack dap out of the water! There are two pics of two different views of that flower!

Those of you wondering how close we were to those alligators in the previous pics...we were at least a boardwalk level high from the water anyway...but the gators that were out a way...were about 20 feet away at least!

Did I tell you that there are also iguanas and marsh rabbits out there too? I saw one of each, but they were too quick for me to get a pic! The rabbits are especially cute!!!

OK...tomorrow will be the final installment of the views of the whole area (scenery).

Good night!!!


Claude said...

The odd thing is that I know what most of these are!

The top is a water iris, sometimes called a blue flag...

The second, with the little white flowers, is the Amazon sword plant, the same kind that most of us buy in pet stores.

The third and fifth are blue pickerel.

The fourth looks like water hyacynth, but I won't know until it blooms...

The sixth is not a water lily. I recognise it, but can't think of the name to save my soul. LOL

Well, I've had my quiz for the day, how many extra credit points do I get? LOL

Julie said...

Claude- You get an A+ on the test!!! cool that you knew them all...well...I'm sure you will think of the last one soon!!! You would just love going to theis place!

My Little Family: said...

It is an iris. I also see a hyacynth there. I love blue flowers.

yoon see said...

I love the last image the most, I feel so calm.
Thanks for your sharing:)

Hermes said...

Really enjoying your trip. Claude, the fifth one down is Water Lettuce - Pistia.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This is a lovely preview of spring. I am going on vacation today. I can't wait to get to warmer climes. I hope to see each and every one of these plants while traveling.

Teri C said...

It's a good thing people know the names of these plants because I just look at their beauty!! Thanks for the eye candy.

I am so happy to hear you weren't near those gators. (shudder)

marianne said...

Oh these pictures are a treat!
What a lovely place that must have been to visit
Nice warm and damp I guess.....
So much to see!