TitleFile:Wild pennyroyal (Piloblephis rigida) (8395478679).jpg
This tiny native mint is also called false pennyroyal and lives only in Florida, a few counties in Georgia and a few Bahamian islands. Bees love it! Native Americans used it medicinally and as a tea and flavoring in soups. It is reportedly an intense mint (even being used as smelling salts) and should never be consumed if one is pregnant. The "Eat The Weeds" blog has much more info: www.eattheweeds.com/florida-pennyroyal-piloblephis-rigida-2/  (Having gone on a fly safari Friday, I figured I'd better post a wildflower as the inevitable fly photos are coming soon ;-)
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photographerBob Peterson from North Palm Beach, Florida, Planet Earth!
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