A Production of the Herbarium, Department of Biology, Texas A&M University (TAMU)

Script by Monique Reed

Photographs by J. R. Manhart

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The Flynn Bogs System is located in Leon County, Texas, northeast of the small agricultural community of Flynn. The bogs featured in this tour are all on a privately owned ranch. The owner had a deep appreciation of the 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 over impermeable layers in the fine sands of the Carrizo association. The sandy uplands around the bogs have their own characteristic flora as well.

Other bog-sandyland complexes are known from additional spots in Leon Co. and from adjacent Robertson Co. A number of the plants known from these bogs are more typical of deep East Texas and are found this far west chiefly in association with the bogs--new and unexpected species are always being 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 locations within the large ranch, several sites have been designated, each with its own unique features.

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Table of Contents

Species List For Wet Areas

Species List For Dry Areas

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