Florida swamps

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This article is about the wetland habitats in Florida. For for the real estate scam, see Swampland in Florida.
Cypress and white ibis during the winter dry season in Big Cypress National Preserve
Swamp Lily (Crinum americanum) on the Pa-hay-okee Trail in the Everglades
Tricolored Heron in mangrove swamp
Swamp buggy tracks in the Big Cypress Swamp, 1972
Albert and Alberta in the "Swamp" (University of Florida's Florida Field in Gainesville), 2004

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 the Florida panther, an endangered subspecies of cougar (Puma concolor

Plant species[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 (band) is a swamp blues band founded by a guitarist from Jacksonville.


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