This is a Cypress tree root, commonly called a Cypress Knee for obvious reasons. These roots come up around the Cypress trees and we have an abundance of Knees here on the swamp which makes mowing and trimming around the lake a bit of a challenge at times. This summer has been especially hot and dry.
When the water level falls this low, the lake or swamp bed is filled with all kinds of interesting plants and flowers. I thought you might be interested in seeing what is blooming in the Cypress Knee Swamp.
There are spots of this ground cover in places. It is a really pretty color and appears to be a succulent of some kind. I am sorry I can't name of any of these plants. I haven't found a good resource for identifying them.
Isn't this a pretty one?
I think this may be a Button Willow, but not sure.
This, of course, is the Cypress Tree.
There are hundreds of these little lavender flowers everywhere.
These tiny stems of white flowers are on grasses and they are blooming in mass.
Hope you enjoyed a look at what's growing in the swamp!
We finally had a rainshower today, so it probably won't be long before the swamp begins to fill up with water and these blooms will be gone until next summer.