Christopher Tozier is the author of Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus, the award-winning, middle-grade fantasy series set in the wilds of central Florida and published by Pineapple Press. He was selected as a 2011 State of Florida Artist Fellowship recipient and his poetry has appeared widely.
Found a beautiful Curtiss' Milkweed on the land next to our house today. Asclepias curtissii is endangered so we are very happy to have it growing there. It is also endemic, meaning it only grows in Florida. I will keep an eye on it to see if any monarch or queen butterflies are living there!
Curtiss' Milkweed living in Florida scrub
Asclepias curtissii - you can see a smaller one growing to the right of it