Introduction From Growing Wildflowers in Florida . . .
A well-planned wildflower bioscape, large or small, will provide a great deal of color and beauty with relatively little effort and cost. Not only are they easy to grow, they also serve the very important function of supporting pollinator insects, including butterflies, which are so important to our native plant species and to crop production. (Recent research has shown major declines in pollinator insects, including domestic honey bees, due to massive insecticide spray programs and decline in native vegetation with a corresponding decline in seed production by native species and in crop production). Any bioscape gardener will derive great pleasure in observing the large number of these important insects utilizing his wildflowers! Seed eating birds, such as doves, quail and goldfinches, will also enjoy them.