Bok Tower

Sand Pine

Picture taken by: Marie Granados
GPS Points taken by: Marie Granados
Location: Pine Ridge Nature Preserve at Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, Florida

Elevation: 277Ft
Latitude: N27.94002
Longitude: W81.57708

The sand pine is one of the minor southern pines with a natural range limited to almost entirely to Florida on the Gulf coast small tracts of Ocala . Sand pine can be found scattered from a few kilometers north of Tampa southward to Naples. Sand pine grows on well-drained to excessively drained, infertile, acid to strongly acidic sand of the order estisals.

The sand pine scrub of North Central Florida is one of the most distinctive plant communities of the state. The largest sand pine concentration is a block of the Ocala variety covering about 250,000 acres in North Central Florida. An area often referred to as the "big Seras".

Article written by: Andre Powell

 

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