Wild Florida Photo - Laguncularia racemosa

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Laguncularia racemosa

WHITE 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 red mangrove, black mangrove and buttonwood, or button mangrove.

 
Laguncularia racemosa is a member of the Combretaceae - Indian Almond family.