Big Cypress Preserve Information
Wetland Category: Forested Wetlands
NWI Classification: PFO2/1H
Latitude:   25.866821 Longitude:   -81.149601

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Date: 12/13/2008
Direction: South East
State: Florida
Country: USA
Location: Big Cypress National Preserve at Kirby Storter trail
Author(s): Larry Handley
Affiliation: USGS/NWRC

Description: Palustrine Forested Wetland of Needle-leaved Deciduous and Broad-leaved Deciduous in a permanently flooded swamp. Abundance of epiphytic plant growth and Bromiliads.
Conditions: Winter water is present. Later in the winter water level will decrease in depth, but maybe present on the surface or saturated to the surface.
Dominant Plants:   Scientific Name:
Bald Cypress   Taxodium distichum
Buttonbush   Cephalanthus occidentalis

Disturbances: Hydrologically, the Big Cypress has been impacted by regional land-use change in watershed locations to the north and close-by the Tamiami Trail that has altered hydrologic flow.