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Wildflower Program

Program Manager
Tim Allen
Office of Maintenance

605 Suwannee Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Tel: 850-410-5500
Fax: 850-410-5511
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Additional Contacts
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Picture of SR 47 in Gilchrist County Florida

Welcome

Florida's Wildflower Program began in 1963 as the result of a contractor buying some pasture grass from a farmer to use for sod on a roadway project just south of Tallahassee. The pasture where the grass was harvested from had been over seeded with Crimson Clover in previous years to provide winter cattle forage. The spring of 1963 was perfect so it's told, and the clover produced a bumper crop of magnificent red blooms. The sight of that clover blooming by the roadside was a tremendous hit with the public, and the department was flooded with calls and so here we are. Click here for more info..

Resources

News

Drive by Gardening

Florida Federation of
Garden Clubs, Inc.

Florida Wildflower
Foundation

Florida Wildflower
Information

Importance of Roadside Habitat
Posted: April 2, 2012

Florida's State Wildflower: Coreopsis
Posted: September 25, 2009

Florida Wildflower License Plate (How to Purchase)
Posted: September 25, 2009

Procedure
Posted: September 25, 2009

What's Blooming in Florida?
Posted: September 25, 2009

In Partnership With

Florida Federation of Garden clubs, Inc. Logo Florida Heritage Site - Florida's State Flower Logo Florida Museum of National History Logo Florida Wildflower Cooperative Logo Florida Wildflower Foundation Logo Florida's Wildflower License Plate Logo Logo