salt marsh

  1. low-lying wet land that is frequently flooded with saltwater
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  • Brackish marsh species include giant cordgrass (Spartina cynosuroides), salt marsh bulrush, common three-square, soft-stem bulrush, broadleaf cattail, arrowhead, spider-lily, salt reedgrass, reed and arrow arum. North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, South Carolina
  • Other common salt marsh plants include black rush, saltwort, marsh lavender and marsh elder. Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Rhode Island
  • Common Name: Groundsel tree; Salt marsh elder; Sea myrtle, groundsel bush, consumption weed, cotton-seed tree, groundsel tree or silverling, Eastern Baccharis, Find Me A Cure
  • The coastal villages where the salt makers lived stand on islands or peninsulas of firm ground, with marshes and fens on their inland side and salt marshes on the seaward.
  • Mark Doty, whose Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems won in its category, noted that he and his partner, the writer, Paul Lisicky, had been recently married in a salt marsh in Truro, Massachusetts.
  • Wetland habitats include freshwater marsh, salt marsh, riverine, lacustrine, palustrine, open bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, Florida
  • Land being reclaimed from salt marsh was once again covered by the storming high tides. EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man
  • At Turkey Point in the sandy berms out in the salt marsh, large stands of the non-native Teesdalia nudicaulis were noted in bloom.
  • In the loose, silty soil of a salt marsh, the stream may be made to do most of the work of making its new bed, by constructing temporary "jetties," or other obstructions to its accustomed flow, which shall cause its current to deposit silt in its old channel, and to cut a new one out of the opposite bank. Draining for Profit, and Draining for Health
  • Those ponds once hosted vegetation like cordgrass, gumplant and salty, bitter pickleweed, which in turn provide homes for rails and the salt marsh harvest mouse, also listed as endangered.
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