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The Tarflower, also known as Flycatcher and Flyweed, is a perennial woody shrub that thrives in sandy soil such as found in flatwoods. It grows to a height of 4-
The large white flowers, about 1-
The images on this page were taken in Deep Creek in Charlotte County. The lower left image shows a Bumblebee sipping nectar. The lower middle image shows a Fiery Skipper sipping nectar. The lower right image shows several small insects stuck in the sticky substance coating the closed sepals and petals. The larger insect, a Dark Flower Scarab Beetle managed to break free and escape. These images were taken at the end of May.
The distribution maps for the Tarflower are from the Plants Database of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).