Guide to the Saltmarsh Plants of Britain
Organised by height above sea level, this chart includes mud flat plants (such as eelgrass and Spartina), lower saltmarsh species (such as sea aster and annual sea blite), upper marsh species (such as common sea-lavender), and a representative guide to the commoner species found above high tide level (such as golden samphire).
The chart is ideal for students who need a quick but reliable key to saltmarsh plant identification as part of fieldwork on saltmarsh succession and zonation. The key uses non-flower features of the plants so it may be used throughout the year - not just when plants are in flower. This chart is suitable for GCSE and A level fieldwork investigations into a halosere.
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