The Long Leaf Pine Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society has identified over 100 species of plants on The Way, including three carnivorous plants at home in this unique habitat; White Top Pitcher Plant, Sundew, and Bladderwort.
The habitat along The Way is identified as a Salt Marsh (or Tidal Marsh). Salt Marsh habitats are coastal wetlands rich in marine life and are important for many reasons. Hidden within the tangle of salt marsh plants are animals in various stages of life. Animals can hide from predators in marsh vegetation because the shallow brackish area physically excludes larger fish. Many of Florida’s important commercial and sport fish spend the early part of their lives protected in salt marshes. (Florida Master Naturalist Program Manual).
For a glossary of the botanical terms mentioned in the descriptions of each plant, please click on the link below:
And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:12