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The Red Mangrove (Rhizophora Mangle) of Florida is a short, bushy tree that grows to about 20 feet high, unlike its tropical equivalent, which can reach 80 feet. They are equipped with distinctive, tangled reddish roots growing above the ground known as “prop roots”, which give the impression of the trees walking on water. Red Mangroves flower in the spring, producing pale yellow flowers. Oval leaves grow opposite each other on the stem, 3-5 inches (7.62-12.7cm) long and 1-2 inches (2.54-5.08cm) wide.

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