Native Plant Communities

Seepage Stream

Upper perennial or intermittent/seasonal watercourse characterized by clear to lightly colored water derived from shallow groundwater seepage. Few plants are found in these streams, but ferns and other moisture loving species are often growing along the edges.


Clewell, A.F. 1986. Natural setting and vegetation of the Florida Panhandle - An account of the environments and plant communities of northern Florida west of the Suwannee River. Report No. COESAM/PDEI-86/001. United States Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, Alabama.

Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI). 2010. Guide to the natural communities of Florida: 2010 edition. Florida Natural Areas Inventory, Tallahassee, FL.

Whitney, E.N., D. B. Means, A. Rudloe. 2004. Priceless Florida: Natural Ecosystems and Native Species. Pineapple Press.

Date Updated 2020-05-17 11:52:01


Seepage Stream -- Morman Branch, Ocala National Forest.  Image by Shirley Denton.


Seepage stream.  Morman Branch, Ocala National Forest.  By Shirley Denton.


Seepage stream. Boiling Creek on Eglin Airforce Base.  Note white-topped pitcher plants in the stream.  By Shirley Denton.