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Apalachicola River - What's in Bloom


Site biologists use prescribed fire, mowing and other land management techniques to maintain open conditions. These techniques benefit this wildflower diversity hotspot, allowing it to flourish, which in turn supports a variety of wildlife, including butterflies.

Self-guided Wildflower Tour

Take a self-guided wildflower tour along ARWEA’s  Tank Island Road. From 65 turn west on Sand Beach Road and follow the loop around Tank Island.

ARWEA’s wildflowers are beautiful and important to wildlife. Enjoy the wildflowers but leave them for the next person. Please remember, it is unlawful to cut, damage or remove plants from the WEA. 

This tour was developed in cooperation with the Florida Wildflower Foundation.

Tour Map

map of Tank Island wildflower driving tour

Florida Panhandle Wildflower Alliance

A network of regional wildflower enthusiasts advocating for conservation of wildflowers