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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 […]

16 May 2018

Sea Grape In Bloom

It is said that the sea grape was the first plant encountered by Christopher Columbus when he discovered America… The Sea Grape produces fragrant flowers from late spring to early summer and if you walk the Naples Beaches right now you will be surrounded by this sweet fragrance. Are Sea Grapes safe to eat? The answer is YES. The berries (grapes) hang down in clusters in summer and turn from bright green to deep purple as they ripen. They can […]