Saturday, September 7, 2019

Saturday Wildflower Poetry, Catesby Lily Haiku

Weekend Catesby Lily Short Verse
Pineland lily, Lilium catesbaei, Kevin Songer
flames in the flatwoods
fire in the wiregrass
wet soil quenches not

Damp soil pine flatwoods are such a special place and this is where I usually see Catesby lily growing en masse.  Catesby lily flower is one of the largest lily flowers native to North America.  Brilliant hues of orange, yellow and red attract a number of pollinators to the top of stems reaching up above wiregrass below.  Pineland lily is truly an amazing Florida native wildflower.

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