Introduces readers to the trees and plants insects mammals reptiles and other species that live in floridas unique wetlands ecosystem including the virginia iris american white waterlily cypress treefrogs warblers and the florida black bear. Florida has lost over 40 of its wetlands since becoming a state many remaining wetlands are small remnants of what were once much larger contiguous ecosystems mangrove forests swamps found worldwide from approximately 25 to 28 degrees north and south latitudes mangroves forests are comprised of 70 or so species which have adapted to life . aquatic and wetland plants in florida our state is home to hundreds of native aquatic and wetland plants that live in damp to wet soils and some even more specialized plants that live entirely in on or under water submersed plants emersed plants including grasses sedges and rushes and floating and floating leaved plants. Wetland vegetation not all plants can survive in wetland ecosystems wetland habitats with their high water levels and increased salt concentrations are too harsh for many plants non native wetland plants are beginning to rule the landscape in many wetlands this causes a huge diversity problem because the native vegetation is not . Domestic wastewater to wetlands program wakodahatchee wetlands the existing pond berms have been planted with native plants using natural landscaping techniques to provide extensive planted buffers which eliminate views from the top of the berms into the adjacent neighborhoods visitor information the wakodahatchee wetlands are
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