Wild Florida Photo - Conocarpus erectus

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Conocarpus erectus

BUTTONWOOD

BUTTON MANGROVE

Florida native

 

This is one of the four species in three separate families that are considered mangroves, a grouping made due to their shared habitat and each species' unique adaptations for tolerating the salt-water environment. The other members of this group are the black mangrove, red mangrove and the white mangrove.

 
Conocarpus erectus is a member of the Combretaceae - Indian Almond family.