Froelichia floridana (Nutt.) Moq.
Field Snake-Cotton, Plains Snakecotton
Family - Amaranthaceae
Stems - No info. yet.
Stem with arachnoid pubescence.
Swollen node of stem.
Leaves - No info. yet.
Inflorescence - No info. yet.
Flowers - No info. yet.
Flowering - May - September.
Habitat - Sandy open ground, streambanks, gravel bars, railroads.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This tall, striking species is found along the eastern edge of Missouri and in a few counties to the west. The plant grows much taller and robust than the other species of Froelichia in the state, F. gracilis (Hook.) Moq..
Photographs taken in Winter Haven, FL., 6-25-02.