|Not a true mangrove, the buttonwood is
usually found at the higher elevations of the marsh, in association
with white mangroves. Buttonwoods are trees with dark gray bark that
can reach heights of 18m. Leaves are elliptic, leathery and smooth
green, or may be "downy", sharply pointed with two salt
glands at the base. Flowers are green and borne in dense heads. Fruit
are purplish in color, round to oval in shape.