Salt Marsh Plants - Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

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Salt Marsh
Plants
Adaptations
 Waxy coating to prevent water loss due to osmosis
 Places to store water inside (e.g. pickleweed)
 Leaves that roll into tubes to prevent evaporation
water loss
Zonation
http://www.eserc.stonybrook.edu/
Arrow grass
(Triglochin maritimum)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3815618219/
Fat hen
(Atriplex sp.)
Arrow Shaped Leaves
http://www.flickr.com/photos/randomtruth/4008560305/
Pickleweed
(Salicornia virginica)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/olibac/3824945873/
Lyngby’s sedge
(Carex lyngbyei)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tony_rodd/5655437173/
Spike grass
(Distichlis spicata)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2686464449/
Fleshy jaumea
(Jaumea carnosa)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stonebird/5764283248/