Mangroves Facts Red Mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) The Red Mangrove is the most salt tolerant of the Mangroves. The Red Mangrove has very shiny, glossy and pointy green leaves which are green on both sides of the leaf. The Red Mangrove is easily recognized by numerous reddish, arching aerial roots called prop (or stilt) roots, which provide an important protective nursery habitat for many marine species. Red Mangroves have small yellowish flowers with four petals and are pollinated by wind. The […]
Mangroves are tropical plants, killed by freezing temperatures. The Florida mangroves ecoregion includes three mangrove species: Red Mangrove (Rhizophora mangle), as shown in the picture, Black Mangrove (Avicennia germinans), White Mangrove (Laguncularia racemosa) All three mangrove species flower in the spring and early summer. Propagules fall from late summer through early autumn. These plants have differing adaptions to conditions along coasts, and are generally found in partially overlapping bands or zones, roughly parallel to the shoreline. The red mangrove grows closest to open water. […]
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Every step counts if you are walking through a swamp and if you do come across some reptiles it is important to know the species. I took this picture believing it is a venomous cottonmouth (water moccasin) but upon a closer look (zooming in on my computer) I found out it was actually a non-venomous water snake. Here are the most important differences: the head: the cottonmouth (water moccasin) has a triangular shaped, blocky head with an obvious neck while […]