Hardwood Hammock

Hardwood Hammock

Hardwood Hammock

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

 

Mixed Hardwoods and Pine

Sinkhole in mixed hardwoods and pines - Betsy Purdum

 

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, blue-jack oak. Ground cover is dominated by dwarf palmetto.

 

Hardwood Swamp
Hardwood Swamp

 

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.



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