Sunday, February 24, 2013

Pine Flatwoods

The Pine Flatwoods habitat covers over 50% of Florida natural ecosystem area.
The most common pine is Slash Pine or Pinus elliottii.
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 Here are pines with Sabal Palm/Sabal palmetto.

and native grasses, in this case,  Saw Grass or Cladium jamaicense.
Flatwood environments are heavily dependant on regeneration through fire - the plants are adapted to common wildfires and do not thrive without it.

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