A1A, Coreopsis, Flagler Beach, Florida, Flowers, Horticulture, Photography, Picture of the Day, Plants

Confetti at the Beach, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Survival in the sun

I was amazed at the proliferation of wildflowers growing on the roadside of A1A on the east coast of Florida as we drove down to Flagler Beach a couple of weekends ago. Aside from the sea oats that grow so infamously along the dunes of the Gulf Coast, east coast of Florida and even in Mexico, I don’t recall much vegetation “at the beach”. Everything use to be pretty much sand color…and blue…

In addition the the gaillardia (also known as Blanket Flower), and different cactus I found ,many of the above which I believe to be coreopsis, also known as Tickseed can be seen.

I personally love these new little splashes of roadside color along the coast…it’s like someone came along and had a little confetti party of color to brighten up an already pretty awesome view…

© 2011 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved.

 

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