Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cypress trees - quintessential Florida

What you see adjacent to the tree itself are Cypress knees, an offshoot of the tree that gives the tree the ability to breathe in a swampy environment.

8 comments:

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Hi, interesting picture.. nice to see that..
Saludos :)

joo said...

It's amazing and beautiful:)
Have a great day!

Chris said...

Wow very impressive roots... This is the only plant or tree I'm not allergic too ;-)

Chipie said...

It is strange... (C'est étrange)

brattcat said...

love those knobby knees.

Lois said...

A beautiful part of the real Florida!

JM said...

These giants are one of the reasons I want to visit the Everglades. Great find, Jacob!

Cezar and Léia said...

Very impressive!
Léia