Bok Tower

Lavender Wildflower - Garberia

Picture taken by: Ms. J. Wiltshire
GPS Points taken by: Marie Granados
Location: Pine Ridge Nature Preserve at Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, Florida

Elevation: 253Ft
Latitude: N27.93880
Longitude: W81.57415

Scientific Name: Garberia AKA Lavender Flower

The Garberia is a woody evergreen shrub that grows to 7ft tall. Grayish green alternating leaves. The flowers are tubular, and grow in clusters with color ranges from rose to purple. It flowers in march, then in October through December. Garberia grows in north Florida from Marion, Putnum and Clay counties. It can also befound in Martin county in south Florida.

Threatened and endangered to Florida, the name honors Dr. Abram P. Garber (1838-1881) of Pennsylvania. Who came to Florida for tuberculosis in 1876.

Article written by: Ashlee Daniels

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