3 Everglades Ecosystems: Grasslands, Mangroves, and Cypress Swamps

Do you know about these three ecosystems of the Everglades? Here’s a quick tour of some Everglades beauty!


The Everglades is also called a river of grass. You can see why!

Photo courtesy of Flickr user cherrylet.


These amazing bushes can thrive in saltwater. They have special ways to filter out the salt from their plant tissues!

Photo courtesy of Flickr chaunceydavis818.

Cypress Swamps

“Cypress Knees” are a good name for these funny roots that stick up out of the ground. What are they good for? Scientists are still finding out!


Photo courtesy of Flickr user Duane Burdick.