Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

Spring 3-1978

Description

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.

Notes

http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/southflorida/everglades/marshes/sawgrass.html

(accessed 15 February 2012)

http://www.shannontech.com/ParkVision/Everglades/Everglades.html

(accessed 15 February 2012)

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This object from the Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, housed by the Rhode Island College Special Collections, and any of its digital surrogates are the intellectual property of Rhode Island College. This digital object is protected by copyright and/or related rights. The digital material presented here is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This content can be used, shared, or adapted for educational and scholarly purposes. For permissions to use this item please contact digitalcommons@ric.edu. All uses must include appropriate attribution.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

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

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Florida

Keywords

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

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