Slash Pines are wonderful native trees – the wood is strong and the texture of the bark has a great appearance. In addition, sometimes the trunk will curve into unusual shapes.
I only spotted one wildflower in bloom. Nuttall’s Meadowbeauty is a lovely little purple flower that was laying low to the ground.
However, a lot of flowers, shrubs, and trees are starting to bear fruit.
That was the start of the acorns on a Myrtle Oak. Here is an image of the acorns that are a little older.
Do you remember the Tarflower? The petals have a sticky feel.
Here is a shot of the Tarflower’s fruit. You can see a bead of sap rolling down the stem.
And here is a close up shot of the fruit where the sap provided a sticky shiny covering. It reminds me of the candy apples I ate at Halloween.