If you walk far enough into a deep dome,
the cypress trees suddenly disappear.
That’s a sure sign you’ve entered the pond apple heart of the swamp.
When it comes to the swamp, people think cypress trees first, and usually in their two trademark forms: cypress domes and strands. One oval-shaped and the other more curvilinear, both help navigate water through the swamp. Cypress domes | Strands and sloughs | Swamp mosaic? | Flood and fire | Marl Prairies | Uplands | Botany | Alligators and more | Life cycle of a pond apple | mangroves