Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College


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Spring 3-1978


Southern and central regions of the Everglades is densely packed with sawgrash marsh. It is the largest sawgrass marsh in the world. This particular type of grass has sharp “teeth” covering the blade’s edge and has the capacity to grow to lengths of 9 feet tall. Native to these habitats are alligators and as a result, there is not much species diversity. These plants are special in that if an external factor destroys the plant parts visible above ground, the wet roots are able to aid in the revival of the plant.


(accessed 15 February 2012)

(accessed 15 February 2012)


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Everglades (Fla.); Mangrove plants -- Florida -- Everglades; Mangrove swamps -- Florida -- Everglades; Marshes -- Florida -- Everglades;

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United States of America

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Everglades, Florida, conservation, mangrove trees, marshes, sawgrass marsh