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Series C, Week 15

Series C, Week 15


Your Art Class Goes into the Swamp


Bald cypress trees in the swamp are different than other cypress trees. Bald cypress trees usually live in the water with enlarged or buttressed trunks at the waterline and they grow cypress knees all around it. The enlarged trunk and knees supply oxygen to the roots. The largest river swamp in the US is in the Atchafalaya Basin in Louisiana. It encompasses wetlands, bayous, estuaries, and marshes and is home to many many different plants and animals. Wonder why the stately bald cypress is called bald? It loses all its leaves or needles in the winter and appears to be bald.

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