Mayaca fluviatilis / Mayacaceae
August 5, 2006
Ken and I last visited Krul Recreation Area in August 1995, the day before Hurricane Erin hit (it was supposed to keep going west and hit New Orleans, but it changed direction over night and hit Pensacola the next day). I had seen several Water Spider Orchids along the shoreline of Krul Lake, so I hoped to find the plants again. Unfortunately, the mowers had been there the day before and very little was spared. This pretty little flower grew low enough to the ground that it didn't get chopped off!