Florida swamps

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Cypress and white ibis during the winter dry season in Big Cypress National Preserve
Tricolored heron in mangrove swamp
Swamp buggy tracks in the Big Cypress Swamp, 1972

Florida swamps include a variety of wetland habitats. Because of its high water table, substantial rainfall, and often flat geography, the U.S. state of Florida has a proliferation of swamp areas, some of them unique to the state.

Swamp types in Florida include:

Notable swamps[edit]

Animal species[edit]

Rare animals inhabiting swamps include:

Plant species[edit]

Some of the species found in the various types of swamps include:

In Culture[edit]

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field, University of Florida's football stadium is popularly known as "The Swamp". Gainesville, home of the Florida Gators, is also home to Swamp Head Brewery.

Swamp Cabbage is a swamp blues band founded by a guitarist from Jacksonville.


  1. ^ "Freshwater Swamps". SFRC Extension. University of Florida. Archived from the original on 2012-05-24. Retrieved 2012-05-21.

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