hardwood-hammock.jpgHardwood Hammock

The canopy and subcanopy include laurel oak, live oak, bluff oak, scrub live oak, pignut hickory, southern magnolia, sweetgum, persimmon, American holly, sparkleberry and wild olive. The understory includes needle palm, coontie, American beautyberry, saw palmetto and sedges.




Mixed Hardwoods and Pine

The canopy and subcanopy include Florida elm, ironwood, cabbage palm, white fringe-tree, sweetgum, longleaf pine, live oak, scrub live oak, turkey oak and blue-jack oak. The groundcover is dominated by dwarf palmetto.

 Sinkhole in mixed hardwoods and pines - Betsy Purdum





Hardwood Swamp

The canopy and subcanopy include bald cypress, water tupelo, swamp tupelo, various ashes, willow, Florida elm, red maple, swamp chestnut oak, water hickory and river birch.

FWC Facts:
The song of the wood thrush is so beautiful it inspired Handel to write a piece of music in the bird's honor. This songbird sings a loud, flute-like song, ending in a trill.

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