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marsh

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil (as opposed to a peaty area), typically found around the edges of a lake or on an undrained river flood-plain. Colloquially, ‘marsh’ is...

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emergence marsh

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 55 words.

The upper zone of a *salt marsh, from the general mean-high-water level to the mean-high-water level of spring tides. Typically it has fewer than 360 submergences per annum, often with less...

submergence marsh

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 57 words.

The lower zone of a *salt marsh, from the mean high-water level of neap tides to the general level of mean high water. Typically, this zone experiences more than 360 submergences per annum,...

marsh

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 65 words.

A more or less permanently wet area of *mineral soil, as opposed to a peaty area (see peat...

salt marsh

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 55 words.

Vegetation often found on mud banks formed at river mouths, showing regular zonation reflecting the length of time different areas are inundated by tides. Sea-water has a high salt content...

marsh fern

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 4 words.

marsh gas

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 4 words.

salt stress

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 22 words.

*Osmotic forces exerted on plants when they are growing in a salt marsh or under other excessively saline conditions....

marshy tundra

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 65 words.

Marshy tracts (see marsh) that are found as important components in the low-, middle-, and high-Arctic *tundra...

halosere

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 26 words.

A characteristic sequence of *communities associated with the developmental stages in plant *succession on *salt marshes or salt desert. ...

Elatinaceae

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 69 words.

A family of small, aquatic or marsh *herbs in which the leaves are *opposite or in whorls, and ...

Haloragaceae

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 93 words.

A family of aquatic or marsh herbs that have either *whorled, much-divided leaves (e.g. Myriophyllum and Haloragis), or enormous, radical, rhubarb-like leaves (e.g. ...

transect

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 43 words.

A linear vegetation sampling method most commonly used to investigate an environmental gradient, e.g. of salinity in a *salt marsh...

Xyridaceae

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 164 words.

A family of monocotyledonous (see monocotyledon), herbaceous plants, which are mostly *perennial. They are rush-like marsh plants with radical, sheathing leaves, and dense ...

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Acorus

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 46 words.

A genus of two species of warm temperate Asia and North America. A. calamus (sweet flag), a marsh plant, is widely cultivated for its fragrant leaves and ...

tidal flat

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 81 words.

An area of intertidal sand flat, mud flat, and marsh developed in some lagoons in *mesotidal areas, and in protected bays and estuarine areas along ...

Mayacaceae

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 66 words.

A monogeneric (Mayaea) family of small, perennial herbs resembling club mosses (*Lycopsida) that grow in marshes; leaves spirally arranged, toothed at the apex, and borne scattered along...

made ground

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 34 words.

An area of land that has been man-made, generally through the reclamation of marshes, lakes, or shorelines. An artificial fill is used, consisting of natural materials, refuse, etc....

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mudflat

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 46 words.

An area of a coastline where fine-grained *silt or sediment and *clay is accumulating. Its development is favoured by ample sediment, by sheltered conditions, and by the trapping effect of...

cryptophyte

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 51 words.

One of *Raunkiaer’s life-form categories, being a plant in which the perennating bud lies below the ground or water surface. The groups geophytes, helophytes, and hydrophytes are...

swamp

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 66 words.

A wet area, dominated by emergent aquatic vegetation, that is normally covered by water all year and is not subject to drying out during the summer. In European usage, the term is usually...