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marsh

Michael Allaby

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

Third edition

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199600571
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191759147
marsh

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A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil, as opposed to a peaty area (see peat). Marsh often occurs around the edges of a lake or on the flood-plain of a river. In North American usage, a marsh is a herbaceous wetland in which the ...

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Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry

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