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.
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Everglades (Fla.); Mangrove plants -- Florida -- Everglades; Mangrove swamps -- Florida -- Everglades; Marshes -- Florida -- Everglades;
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Smolski, Chet, "Everglades: Mangrove Forest in a Sawgrass Marsh" (1978). Browse All. 826.
Everglades, Florida, conservation, mangrove trees, marshes, sawgrass marsh