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What kinds of plants grow on these islands?
All sorts of things grow out on these stumps: wax myrtle, buttonbush, rose bushes, poison ivy, ti ti, various grasses, sedges, red maple, loblolly pine...the list goes on. They are fascinating spots. Some even have resident five-lined skinks!
Is this pond an impoundment or part of a river floodplain? I'm guessing the large stumps are leftover from cypress logging in the past? It certainly is pretty.
FC, it's an impoundment. A stream was dammed in 1811 to create this millpond. The cypress was logged about the time the stream was dammed.
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