Wet Prairie Plants of Everglades National Park

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Wet Prairie Plants of Everglades National Park: Overview of National Park Service Photos Compiled by Leigh M. Fulghum, Botanist

Florida Slash Pine Forest

Uplands

Sawgrass Bloom

Wet Prairie
Nyphaea alba

Freshwater Marsh

Gumbo Limbo

Hammock

Cypress Swamp

Cypress Swamp

Florida Bay Mangrove

Coastal

Sawgrass Prairie with Encoraching Mangrove

Cladium jamaicense

Saw Grass

Rhizophora mangle

Red mangrove

 

Red Mangrove encroaching a saw grass prairie.

Date 25 May 2008, 07:37
Source Encroaching Mangrove, NPSphoto, G.Gardner
Author Everglades NPS from Homestead, Florida, United States

Periphyton

 

Periphyton on base of Saw Grass plants.

Date 9 July 2013, 13:18
Source Periphyton in January, NPSPhoto
Author Everglades NPS from Homestead, Florida, United States

Periphyton

 

Periphyton in Saw Grass prairie.

Saw Grass Blooming

Cladium jamaicense

Saw Grass blooming.

Native

Date 18 July 2012, 19:40
Source SawgrassBloom, NPSPhoto, S.Diaz, Author Everglades NPS from Homestead, Florida, United States

Seminoles believed a hurricane was eminent when saw grass bloomed.

Cladium jamaicense in Atlas of Florida Plants

Bletia

Bletia patula

Date 29 May 2012, 20:32
Source Bletia Patula,NPSPhoto, S.Diaz, 2013.jpg Author
Everglades NPS from Homestead, Florida, United States

Bletia patula (Atlas of Florida Plants link)

White Top Sedge

Rhynchospora colorata

Starrush Whitetop

Date 9 November 2004, 14:10
Source White Top Sedge, NPSPhoto, S.Zenner.jpg
Author Everglades NPS from Homestead, Florida, United States

Rhynchospora colorata (Atlas of Florida Plants link)

Glades Lobelia

Lobelia glandulosa

Glades Lobelia

Native

Date 9 November 2004, 14:47
Source Glades Lobelia NPSPhoto, S.Zenner.jpg
Author Everglades NPS from Homestead, Florida, United States

 

Lobelia glandulosa in Atlas of Florida Plants

   
Prairie Milkweed

Asclepias lanceolata

Fewflower Milkweed

or

Prairie Milkweed

Native

3 November 2004, 16:55
Source Prairie Milkweed (1), NPSPhoto, S. Zenner. jpg
Author Everglades NPS from Homestead, Florida, United States

 

Asclepias lanceolata in Atlas of Florida Plants

Buttonbush

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Buttonbush

Button Bush, NPSPhoto.jpg Date 8 May 2005, 14:13
Author Everglades NPS from Homestead, Florida, United States

Found in wetlands and moist soils of open marshy, areas, lake margins, most forest margins.

 

Cephalanthus occidentalis in Atlas of Florida Plants


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