You know it’s time to start thinking about Christmas and other December-ish holidays, when you’re driving along and lo and behold! Is that SNOW???
NO, you’re not seeing things. That’s Florida pusley (Richardia scabra) AKA Florida snow. I asked a bunch of folks what that flower was called and they said “a weed.” How sad. Bet they don’t believe in unicorns either.
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“Florida pusley is native to Florida, while Brazil and largeflower pusley are native to South America (Lewis and Oliver 1974).”
“Florida pusley also called…Florida snow weed” both quotes from https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/
Just wanted you to know Kate, that I saw the snow this morning!
I’ve been seeing it all around town but still can’t remember the Puseley??? name you gave it, but as I pulled into the Truist bank window, there it was all over their “lawn”. On Osprey Ave!!
Thanks for educating us as to what it is!
It Did snow here, in ’76 on cmas eve, or close to that date, after Kerry had promised our 3 sons that they’d never see snow in Sarasota! We came out of dinner at sarabay cc, with his dad that night and found an inch of white stuff had fallen on our windshield wipers!
The boys were furious that “he lied” to them!
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That FL snow is something we did not have in Sarasota when I was growing up here, what’s the rest of the story? It’s not native I’m sure!
It’s an interesting question, isn’t it: what’s native, what isn’t? Based on what date, what data? If it isn’t native, is it doing harm or helping?
I am a native, born here in 1939, always loved flowers and plants, owned my own plant shop at one time, was a long time member of Sarasota Garden Club, have owned several homes on acreage, mowed lots of lawns, never saw that particular FL Snow flower as you aptly named it it, until the last few years! I now have it growing in my front yard! That’s my date and my data!