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Dry Tortugas National Park
2013-04-18 12:21:11

Dry Tortugas National Park is located in the Gulf of Mexico in the United States. The park consists of a small chain of coral islands, comprising 64,701 acres, but only 104 acres of land. The islands are about seventy miles from Key West, Florida and comprise the far western portion of the Florida Keys. The first European explorer to visit the area was Juan Ponce de León, who named the islands...

Biscayne National Park
2013-04-17 23:58:18

Biscayne National Park is located in the southern area of Florida in the United States. The park holds 172,971 acres, of which ninety-five percent consists of water. Native Americans first inhabited the area when water levels were low in the Biscayne Bay. Evidence has been found in the area supporting the inhabitance of other Native Americans, like the Tequesta people, from at least 2,500 years...

2012-06-14 08:35:04

Symbol: TRSA2 Group: Dicot Family: Euphorbiaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision  ...

2012-06-14 10:18:34

Symbol: SCLI3 Group: Monocot Family: Cyperaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N PR    N VI    N Synonyms:   SCLI8 Scirpus lithospermus L. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants...

2012-06-14 10:43:15

Symbol: SARI5 Group: Dicot Family: Lamiaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   SAPR4 Salvia privoides Benth. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta –...

2012-06-14 12:55:46

Symbol: PIKE Group: Dicot Family: Fabaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   PIGU2 Pithecellobium guadalupense (Pers.) Chapm. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom  ...

2012-06-15 04:02:27

Symbol: MICO9 Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N PR    N VI    N Synonyms:   CACO59 Cacalia cordifolia L. f.   WIHA3 Willoughbya halei Small Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, FL, LA, MS Classification:...

2012-06-15 04:07:53

Symbol: MELU3 Group: Monocot Family: Orchidaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N PR    N VI    N Synonyms:   MEPO6 Mesadenus polyanthus auct. non (Rchb. f.) Schltr.   Florida Keys ladies'-tresses   SPLU3 Spiranthes lucayana (Britton) Cogn.     SPPO3 Spiranthes polyantha auct. non...

2012-06-15 06:09:00

Symbol: KOVI2 Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Shrub Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   EUVI4 Eupatorium villosum Sw. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta...

2012-06-15 07:24:12

Symbol: HABA Group: Monocot Family: Hydrocharitaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: PR    N VI    N Synonyms:   HAAS Halophila aschersonii Ostenf. Distribution: HalophilabaillonisAsch. distribution:USA+(PR, VI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta...

Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.