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Tag : coastal

17 Feb 2019

Flora found along South Florida’s coastal trails

Plants that can be found growing wild along South Florida’s coastal trails – a guide with pictures, descriptions and general informations. Trees, Shrubs and Wildflowers along the coast. Brazilian Pepper Common Name: Brazilian Pepper Scientific Name: Schinus terebinthifolia Brazilian Pepper is an invasive exotic tree, commonly found on roadsides throughout Florida, is also known as Florida Holly and Christmas Berry. It was originally brought to Florida in the early 1800’s from South America and is native to Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil. […]

10 Jul 2018

How To Identify The Three (3) Types Of Mangroves In Florida

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 […]