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Cypress knees in southern Louisiana marsh

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Caption: Cypress knees in southern Louisiana marsh
Scientific name: Taxodium distichum
Location: MANDALAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, LOUISIANA, USA
Copyright: © Yvette Cardozo
Photographer Code: LOUISIANA_0906A
AGPix ID: AGPix_Cardozo_2412
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Comments: Cypress knees form above the roots of a cypress tree of the subfamily Taxodioideae. They are generally seen on trees growing in swamps. Some scientists think they may help in oxygenation to the tree's roots or assist in anchoring the tree in the soft, muddy soil.

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