Yes, it’s that time of year again. Swamp Sunflowers (Helianthus angustifolius, also called Narrow Leaf Sunflowers) start blooming at the end of September in our area. One of the largest concentrations is in the Marl Bed Flats in the Lake Jesup Conservation Area where the blooms stretch as far as you can see.
This is a truly unique photo-op and worth checking out. See these links for more info:
- Wow – it was really crowded over there!
- The Lake Jesup Flowers are back!
- A full bloom riot of flowers
- Lake Jesup Conservation Area Wildflowers
- Storm and Flowers
You can browse some of my photos of the area in this set on Flickr. And here’s an article about the flowers in this month’s Orlando Magazine – featuring my photo!
When you go, please be careful. Stopping on the side of 417 can be dangerous. And the Lake Jesup Wilderness area is wild. It’s also a bit of a hike from the parking area out to the flowers. Bring water and use sun screen and bug spray. Long pants and waterproof hiking boots are a good idea too.
Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Now – go make some flower photos – maybe I’ll see you out there!
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