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Mangrove Tree

David R. Hershey dh321 at PGSTUMAIL.PG.CC.MD.US
Sat Jun 8 14:25:01 EST 1996

Mangrove trees (Rhizophora mangle, Avicennia germinans, etc.) do not grow
in the northern United States because they are of tropical origin and lack
cold hardiness.  However, quite a few trees native to the southern U.S.
are cold hardy far north of their natural range, such as bald cypress
(Taxodium distichum), which is native only as far north as central
Maryland and southern Illinois but is hardy in New York and southern

David R. Hershey
Snail mail: 6700 Belcrest Road #112, Hyattsville, MD 20782-1340

Adjunct Professor, Biology/Horticulture Department
Prince George's Community College, Largo, MD 20772-2199

Email: dh321 at pgstumail.pg.cc.md.us

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