Salt Marsh Shrubs

Shrubs are common in the high marsh where the tides rarely reach.

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Marsh Elder is a common shrub of the high marsh.

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Marsh Elder in winter.

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Marsh Elder flowers.

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Marsh Elder shrub in bloom.

Poison Ivy

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Poison Ivy colors the edge of the marsh, but beware!

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Poison Ivy berries are eaten by Yellow-rumped Warblers and other birds.

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Grounsel tree is actually a bush that grows in the high marsh - the part of the marsh that is only occassionally flooded by the tides.

Salt Marsh Grasses

Salt Marsh Flowers