Acadian Estuary Marsh

These marshes are found along brackish tidal estuaries of the Gulf of Maine from the Canadian Maritimes to northern Massachusetts where saltwater mixes with freshwater. They are most extensive near tidal river mouths, and extend up the river to the point where saltwater is no longer an influence. They often form a narrow fringe along the rivershore, and in more protected spots can form large tidal marshes. They include a wide range of plant forms, from tall bulrush beds and tall grasses and sedges, to mudflats sparsely vegetated with low forbs, as well as submergent vegetation, all tidally influenced. These marshes grade into Acadian Coastal Saltmarsh at the mouth of estuaries. For more information, see NatureServe Explorer.

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