While there is so little to see here until Camellias fully bloom I have a notion to make a series of posts of native plants that grow here. Where cows used to run is now just meadow. Plants come and go: grasses, wildflowers and trees. I managed to identify a number of them in the past 20 years since I first discovered Elephantapus and enlisted a professor at University of Florida to identify it by a written description alone. Fortunately it was not a rare plant and he knew what I was talking about.
Elephantapus is distinguished by a tricorn shaped bract that holds small pink flowers and by a large flat leaf near the ground. September is the main bloom time here.
Blooming at the same time as Elephantapus are Silk Grass, Goldenrod, Rabbit Tobacco, Eupatorium, Asters, Lespedeza and False Foxglove.