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Wetland Communities - Wet Prairie
 

Wet PrairieThis wetland is found in an area known as Savanna State Park in Palm Beach County. However, it shares a very similar flora and fauna with depression marshes and wet prairies. A savanna is defined as a treeless plain. Wet prairies are large expanses of open landscapes (they may have a sparse canopy of slash pine) dominated by herbaceous plants, therefore we will refer to landscapes such as the one illustrated above, as a wet prairie. Large expanses of wet prairie were historically associated with the Kissimmee River drainage. One of the general aspect features to look for is a mixture of sawgrass, wiregrass and other herbaceous species associated with wet pine flatwoods and various wetland plants.

Last updated: September 21, 2011

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