What is saltmarsh?

You might recognise saltmarsh as the low wetland areas found near the coast – without getting too technical, saltmarsh includes grasses, herbs, succulents, sedges and bare areas on marine clay plains that experience periodic or occasional tidal flooding. While existing in low areas with high salinity content, they can co-exist with mangroves and other salt tolerant trees and shrubs. In South East Queensland saltmarsh is uniquely adapted to our subtropical environment. Plants include marine couch, samphire or succulent herbs and other salt tolerant plants and animals that are found mostly along the upper intertidal zone of coastal waterways and estuaries.

Saltmarsh in South East Queensland is listed as a Threatened Ecological CommunityFind out more here. 

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