Wild Florida Photo
Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
Click on the thumbnail to open the full size photo.
Click any of the thumbnails above to view the full sized photo in a lightbox.
Once opened, click on the right or left side of the images to scroll through the other images above.
Mangroves are a group of plants that have a shared common name that has more to do with where and how they grow than with their family or genus relationships. Mangroves are shrubs or trees that can grow in salt water, and have developed particular characteristics that help them deal with the saline environment.
The four mangroves that occur in Florida are listed here in the order of their preferred habitat, from wettest(lowest) to driest(highest).
Rhizophora mangle - red mangrove
Avicennia germinans - black mangrove
Laguncularia racemosa - white mangrove
Conocarpus erectus - buttonwood
Note the image that shows the flowers of each of the four Florida mangroves.
Categories: habitat, environment, tree
Click on the photo(s) on this page to view them larger.