Mangroves in California! For your curiosity.... the SEARCH is over

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Posted by kylecawaza on March 19, 2005 at 18:04:16:

Hey, this will be my last post on mangroves (unless someone else asks a question) Anyway, after searching the internet for about a year, I found a photo of mangroves growing in California. These are Avicennia marina var. resinifera, native to New Zealand and naturalized in San Diego. Anyway, these are true mangroves, and are a subtropical species (die back with frost) But just if people were thinking, no, these are only in tropical places...etc, well finally I have proof. Anyway, these are still young, and are slow growing, but in about 10 years these can become trees providing that no frost comes... Anyway, if these spread and replace the 'salt grass', you could be diving in marshes with pretty good visibility.

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