Category: Plants

Spring Break 2018: Pond Cypress

Taxodium ascendens, the Pond cypress; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Big Cypress National Preserve is appropriately named. The region is, in fact, rather big, and there’s certainly no shortage of cypress throughout. Of course, Pond cypress, Taxodium ascendens, isn’t…

Spring Break 2018: The Royal Palm

Roystonea regia, the Royal palm; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Here’s a simple iPhone shot of a Royal palm, Roystonea regia, standing guard at our campground in Big Cypress National Preserve. A simple-yet-elegant species, the Royal palm naturally ranges…

Spring Break 2018: The Cardinal Airplant

Tillandsia fasciculata, the Cardinal airplant; Monroe county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. For a slight change of pace, let’s check out the Cardinal airplant, Tillandsia fasciculata, the largest bromeliad airplant to grow natively in Big Cypress National Preserve in South Florida….