A TOUR OF THE FLYNN BOGS SYSTEM
A Production of the Herbarium, Department of Biology, Texas A&M
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The Flynn Bogs System is located in Leon County, Texas, northeast of
small agricultural community of Flynn. The bogs featured in this tour
all on a privately owned ranch. The owner had a deep appreciation of
unique ecosystems found on his land, and took pains to preserve
the bogs. Since this page was first put online, the water level
in the bogs has changed. Many of the species featured in these
pages are now present in reduced numbers or are absent altogether.
In this part of the state, bogs usually consist of ponds or seeps
impermeable layers in the fine sands of the Carrizo association. The
uplands around the bogs have their own characteristic flora as well.
Other bog-sandyland complexes are known from additional spots in
Co. and from adjacent Robertson Co. A number of the plants known from
bogs are more typical of deep East Texas and are found this far west
in association with the bogs--new and unexpected species are always
added to the list.
Botanists from Texas A&M University have been visiting the Flynn
Bogs System since October of 1990. To make it easier to specify
within the large ranch, several sites have been designated, each with
own unique features.
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Table of Contents
List For Wet Areas
List For Dry Areas
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301 or the Navasota
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