marine flowering plants[1]

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Marine flowering plants Advanced vascular plants that reproduce with flowers and seeds. These evolved from plants that left the ocean, went to land, and have gone back to the marine environment. They include salt marsh grasses, sand dune plants, sea grasses and mangroves.
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Mangroves The ‘whales’ of marine flowering plants. In their optimum environment develop into forest and build land. Louisiana at their northern limit were they are periodically killed off or back by winter freezes. Thrive in sediment rich tropical lagoons.
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Mangroves Intricate root system which branches out above the high tide mark. This root system: stabilizes the mangrove plant, may resist or excrete salt (leaves may excrete salt), gathers oxygen for the roots, provides a substrate on which a wide variety of plants and animals grow, provides small animals for protection from predation, and provides foraging grounds for larger predators.
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. Note the canopy and the exposed roots.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course OCS 1005 taught by Professor Condrey during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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