From left to right, Florida artist Xavier Cortada, Secretary of State Ken Detzner and Jeff Caster from DOT plant Florida wildflowers outside the R.A. Gray building. The event is part of the Flor500 project's efforts to promote Florida's 500th anniversary and the state's native landscape. / PHOTOS BY GLENN BEIL/Democrat
The first garden (see photo above) featured Coreopsis lanceolata, the official state wildflower. It was planted in front of the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee, FL on March 22, 2012 and dedicated to Florida's indigenous people.