Palm trees, beaches, and Disney World. That's the picture that most tourists have in their minds when they visit the Sunshine State. However, there's much more to Florida than the stereotypical tropical paradise everyone envisions.
In fact, you'll find swamps, prairies, pine and oak forests, springs, and lakes that crisscross the state. In the spring, all of these habitats are home to abundant and colorful wildflowers that will rival any beach in terms of scenic beauty.
After all, Ponce de Leon didn't name this beautiful land la Florida for nothing.
Most visitors to Florida arrive by plane or interstate, neither of which is very scenic and doesn't show off the beauty of Florida's springtime wildflowers.
Instead of taking the interstates to get to your destinations in Florida, take the scenic backroads through the northern part of the state, which is where you'll find Florida's prettiest flowers.