There won’t be a 2018 Lake Jesup Wildflower Season

The rainfall the past few months has resulted in quite a bit of flooding in Central Florida…but not as bad as we experienced in 2017 in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.  Last year, the flooding wiped out the annual bloom of sunflowers in the low-lying fields on the north shore of Lake Jesup, but I was hopeful that we wouldn’t get skunked two years in a row.

I drove out there today to check it out.  Unfortunately, the fields are totally flooded and almost no sunflowers were visible.  Normally, by this time of the year (first week of October) you would see vast fields of immature sunflowers and pockets of blooms.   The lack of even immature plants out there today pretty well wipes out my hopes for 2018. 

I’m afraid this year will be a bust and we are going to just have to wait until 2019 to see this spectacle again.



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  1. Hello, is it possible the flowers are in bloom now or does it only happen in October?

    1. Hi Niyah,
      Sorry…they only bloom in October and only if the fields are not flooded. Hopefully this year will be great!

  2. Have you been out there again since your last post and can you recommend or know of any other fields that have them this year? Thanks

    1. Hi Susan,
      I did get out there this past weekend, but the situation has not improved. No fields of flowers this year. Unfortunately, the flooding killed all the other nearby fields I know of. Sorry, but we will have to wait until 2019…

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