Walking through the swampy marsh of the Florida/Georgia border line ...
I saw deer, snakes, goldenrod, mallow, campsis radicans, the plumage like willow flowers of dog fennel, asters .... etc, you name it. Along with a few I have never seen until now.
The one I could get a picture of, tree like, is almost as tall as the maple it stood next to.
I've walked by it everyday. When I first saw a glimpse of it, I thought it was the wild clematis I've been looking for. With closer inspection, it obviously wasn't.
Curious about the flowers, I've been keeping an eye on it. I don't think the flowers ever fully open. o.O
Unless they're opening late at night like the wild primrose.
Does anyone have an idea of what they could possibly be?
Here's a few photos of the flora and foliage...
... A beautiful mystery.