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Taxodium distichum (L.) L.C. Rich
Bald cypress

Taxodium distichum
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Cupressaceae

Group: Gymnosperm

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and central United States.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Apparently Secure

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: Visit our Natives For Your Neighborhood website for more information and images. For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida website.

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Taxodium distichum has been found in the following 44 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Allapattah Flats Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Barley Barber Swamp Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Recorded as Present in Error
Coconut Creek Maple Swamp Natural Area Recorded as Present in Error
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Cypress Knee Slough Preserve Present Native
Doris Davis Forman Wilderness Preserve Natural Area Doubtfully Present
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Enchanted Forest Park Present Native, Cultivated Only
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Present Native
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Native
Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Grassy Waters Preserve Present Native
Hickey Creek Mitigation Park Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Highland Oaks Park Present Native
Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area Present Native
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Native, Cultivated Only
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Lake Okeechobee Ridge Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
Military Trail Natural Area Present Native
Nicodemus Slough Present Native
Okeeheelee Park Present Native
Pal-Mar Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
Pine Jog Environmental Sciences Center Present Native
Pond Apple Slough Natural Area Present Native
Secret Woods Nature Center Recorded as Present in Error
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native
Southern Glades Present Native
Tall Cypress Natural Area Present Native
Tradewinds Park & Stables Present Native
Warbler Wetland Natural Area Present Native
Woodmont Natural Area Recorded as Present in Error
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Recorded as Present in Error

Taxodium distichum has been found in the following 10 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native
Palm Beach County Native

Taxodium distichum has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Dome Swamp
Hydric Hammock
Strand Swamp

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Taxodium distichum
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Taxodium distichum
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Taxodium distichum
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Taxodium distichum
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Taxodium distichum
Copyright by: Shirley Denton