Preble Point, Arrowsic by Beginning with Habitat

The tidal marsh on both sides of the point is dominated by saltmarsh cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora), with lesser amounts of softstem bulrush (Schoenoplectus tabernaemontanii). On the west side of the point, horned pondweed (Zannichellia palustris) grows in scattered mats on the mud flats near saltmarsh cordgrass. Lilaeopsis (Lilaeopsis chinensis) lives on mud flats to the south. On the east side of the point, ledges end abruptly at the tidal marsh, and lilaeopsis grows in scattered, small, dense patches below the cordgrass.

Preble Point is the state’s only known location for the marsh bulrush (Bolboschoenus x novae-angliae), a hybrid of river bulrush and salt-marsh bulrush. This hybrid has not been documented in Maine in over 20 years.

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