Nov. 3, 2017

Arcadian St. John's-wort, Hypericum edisonianum

This endangered little shrub is endemic to central Florida. How then is it Arcadian? Certainly not geographically. Can it make you feel at one with nature? Probably not. But if you're someone who already feels at home with nature, Arcadian St. John's-wort will catch your eye. Contemplate them for long, and serenity is yours. But wait! Don't St. John's-worts have five petals? Grab the camera! Capture the image! Get the book and figure this one out! For some of us, serenity can be a little shaky. Polk Co FL, 3/18/16.