The Many Salt Marsh Plants On Cape Cod.

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We were taking a hike at Fort Hill last fall when we passed a group of middle school student on a field trip. Their guide was telling them about the salt marsh and that there are 3 plants that make up a salt marsh.

I thought to myself, “I never knew that. I’ll have to look that up when I get home.” I did some research and I think they are herbs, grasses and low shrubs.¬†Does anyone know if this is correct? There are many, many different varieties of each of these plants.

This is a photograph of Glasswort or Pickleweed. You can see it along the side of the trail on the salt marsh at Fort Hill.

 

 

 

One thought on “The Many Salt Marsh Plants On Cape Cod.”

  1. One of my favorite colors!

    A URI website seems to say Glasswort is a succulent related to cactus, so would that be a fourth category?

    Interesting stuff!

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