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Strangler Fig, Big cypress Bend, Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve, Florida- click to see full size image
In this photo a Strangler Fig vine grows up the trunk of a cypress tree. The strangler fig vine creates beautiful patterns on the trunks of the trees it attaches to. With time, the dense leaves of the fig will block out the sunlight to the cypress tree and kill it. Photo taken at Big cypress Bend, Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve (just outside of Everglades National Park.)

 


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