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Tree Colony Bahia Honda Key
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 24° 39.348 W 081° 16.719
17R E 471803 N 2726864
Quick Description: Located near the old bridge on Bahia Honda Key.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 9/15/2014 3:20:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMMG48
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo
Views: 7

Long Description:
Side 1
Since about 1870, botanists from all over the world have been visiting Bahia Honda Key to study the plants brought here by the birds, the hurricane winds, and the ocean waves from all the islands of the West Indies and the Caribbean Sea.
The very rare plants that are found growing as a native plant only on Bahia Honda Key are the West Indies satinwood, or yellowwood tree (Zanthoxylum flavum), the Catesbaea, Jamaica morning-glory (Jaquemontia jamaicensis), and wild dilly (Mimusops).
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Side 2
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Beautiful and colorful plants from the West Indies known in the Keys and South Florida areas are the Geiger tree (orange flowers), wild Alamanda (yellow flowers), sea-lavender (fragrant white flowers and ash-gray leaves), key spiderlily (white flowers), bay cedar (yellow flowers), and the thatch and silver palms.
Marker Number: F-161

Date: 1968

County: Monroe

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials

Website: Not listed

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