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James Parton
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Panama City Beach

Post by James Parton » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:13 pm

Hey, ENTS!

Last week a mountain highlander as myself visited the lowland country of Panama City Beach and it's surroundings. We stayed in the Twin Palms Resort Condo for six nights, coming home a day early due to bad weather. While the beach was nice, I especially enjoyed exploring the surrounding area for large or unusual trees. But it turns out most trees here are new and unusual to me. I found Sand Pine for the first time and became friends with Longleaf and Slash Pine. No really large Live Oaks were seen but I decent one outside of Bristol Florida was found. I will discuss it in an upcoming post.

Check out the " What Is This! " picture and see if you can tell me what it is. I have no idea? It looks like it may be evergreen and not Live Oak.

Lake Eufaula is in Alabama. Above Dothan on the way to and from Panama City.

More to come!

James
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Re: Panama City Beach

Post by Steve Galehouse » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:32 pm

James-

Nice photos.

The "what is it pic" might be a holly, maybe a yaupon (Ilex vomitoria).

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Re: Panama City Beach

Post by aniftychic » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:29 am

I think the what is it pic is a myrtle oak.

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Re: Panama City Beach

Post by James Parton » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:58 am

Thanks you two. I will look both up.

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Re: Panama City Beach

Post by James Parton » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:47 am

After looking it up I believe it is Myrtle Oak. It seems to fit the description. Thanks for the suggestions.

http://www.sfrc.ufl.edu/4h/Myrtle_oak/myrtloak.htm

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Re: Panama City Beach

Post by Larry Tucei » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:10 pm

James, The Myrtle Oak is another species very similar to Live Oak but dwarfed. The acorns are dark brown to black. Larry

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Re: Panama City Beach

Post by James Parton » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:30 am

Larry,

The only other acorn I know of that is that dark is Chestnut Oak.

ENTS,

During the Panama City trip I went with Joy, my wife and Clay Tench , Lolet, his wife, and kids Ian and Emily. We stayed at the Twim Palms resort right on the beach. Joy and Ian made it into the woods with me.

James
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