Growing with longleaf pine (P. palustris) in the Florida panhandle.
From June 2007
Always amazed at how much some FL scenes look like places in N. WI. albeit. very different undergrowth!
I know - sometimes I feel like I am back in Minnesota, until I see the saw palmettos or an armadillo. There is something about these areas that reminds me of the upper midwest though.
fantastic photo I have a chamaecyparis henryae here very
rare in cultivation I like the bright green foliage very
Taxonomically and ecologically, it is sufficiently distinct from typical White Cypress to deserve subspeciefic (rather than varietal) status, i.e. Chamaecyparis thyoides subsp. henryae. It was of course first described as a separate species (Chamaecyparis henryae), but isn't distinct enough for that.
Sal, I'd forgotten your MN background. You do indeed then know whereof I speak! Last time I was in FL, I was frequently struck by the similarities between these two widely separated regions.
I'm going to be going to Fort Myers in a couple weeks. Any special recommendations for a worthy day trip to a natural area?