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Brackish Marsh (Biotic Group)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 568

Biotic Setting Benthic/Attached Biota
Biotic Class Emergent Wetland
Biotic Subclass Emergent Tidal Marsh
Biotic Group Brackish Marsh
Biotic Community Amaranthus cannabinus Tidal Herbaceous Vegetation
Calamagrostis nutkaensis - Argentina egedii - Juncus balticus Herbaceous Vegetation
Carex hyalinolepis Tidal Herbaceous Vegetation
Paspalum vaginatum - Spartina patens Oligohaline Herbaceous Vegetation
Phragmites australis Tidal Herbaceous Vegetation
Sagittaria subulata - Limosella australis Tidal Herbaceous Vegetation
Schoenoplectus americanus - (Spartina patens) - Typha spp. Herbaceous Vegetation
Schoenoplectus pungens Tidal Herbaceous Vegetation
Schoenoplectus robustus - Spartina alterniflora Herbaceous Vegetation
Spartina alterniflora - Lilaeopsis chinensis Herbaceous Vegetation
Spartina alterniflora - Polygonum punctatum - Amaranthus cannabinus Herbaceous Vegetation
Spartina cynosuroides Herbaceous Vegetation
Spartina patens - Typha spp. Chenier Plain Oligohaline Herbaceous Vegetation
Spartina patens - Vigna luteola Mississippi River Deltaic Plain Herbaceous Vegetation
Typha angustifolia - Hibiscus moscheutos Herbaceous Vegetation
Typha domingensis Tidal Herbaceous Vegetation


Description
Definition Marshes dominated by species with a wide range of salinity tolerance. Depending on the salinity levels (0.5-30), more or less salt-intolerant species may be present. The list of biotic communities for this group is long: a few examples are provided below, and the complete list is available in Appendix F.