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Big Cypress National Preserve

Big Cypress National Preserve

Plants grow everywhere in the rainforest—even on other plants. This tree trunk in Panama’s rain forest is home to several bromeliads.

Plants grow everywhere in the rainforest—even on other plants. This tree trunk in Panama’s rain forest is home to several bromeliads.

Writer Marjory Stoneman Douglas popularized the term "River of Grass" to describe the sawgrass marshes, part of a complex system of interdependent ecosystems that include cypress swamps, the estuarine mangrove forests of the Ten Thousand Islands, tropical hardwood hammocks, pine rockland, and the marine environment of Florida Bay.

Writer Marjory Stoneman Douglas popularized the term "River of Grass" to describe the sawgrass marshes, part of a complex system of interdependent ecosystems that include cypress swamps, the estuarine mangrove forests of the Ten Thousand Islands, tropical hardwood hammocks, pine rockland, and the marine environment of Florida Bay.

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