Welcome to my "Florida" blog

Being a third generation Florida native, I'm completely enamored with the diverse beauty of this gorgeous peninsula. For most of the year the weather is divine which makes exploring its unlimited nooks and crannies fun and easy.

Wherever I go I appreciate nature and the world around me. Come along with me as I share the places I visit and perhaps a few other amusements I find interesting along the way.

(FYI: Every post prior to January 1, 2009 was previously published and imported from my garden blog)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Railroad Vine

A walk along the sandy shores of the Gulf Coast will likely give you a first-hand look at these remarkable Florida native plants. It's a wonder any plant could survive in these conditions.

Railroad Vine: Ipomoea pes-caprae or beach morning glory is found on many beaches worldwide ... in the Carribean and in Australia.

Often Sea Oats and Railroad vine are utilized for beach restoration and stabilization.

Their glory is best seen in the morning. By midafternoon they fold up and fade away.