Marsh

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A marsh is a wetland that is dominated by herbaceous rather than woody plant species.wikipedia
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Wetland

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A marsh is a wetland that is dominated by herbaceous rather than woody plant species.
The main wetland types are swamp, marsh, bog, and fen; sub-types include mangrove forest, carr, pocosin, floodplains, mire, vernal pool, sink, and many others.

Mire

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This form of vegetation is what differentiates marshes from other types of wetland such as swamps, which are dominated by trees, and mires, which are wetlands that have accumulated deposits of acidic peat.
There are four types of mire: bog, fen, marsh and swamp.

Habitat

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Marshes provide habitats for many kinds of invertebrates, fish, amphibians, waterfowl and aquatic mammals.
Fresh water habitats include marshes, streams, rivers, lakes, and ponds, and marine habitats include salt marshes, the coast, the intertidal zone, estuaries, reefs, bays, the open sea, the sea bed, deep water and submarine vents.

Salt marsh

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The three main types of marsh are salt marshes, freshwater tidal marshes, and freshwater marshes.
These plants are terrestrial in origin and are essential to the stability of the salt marsh in trapping and binding sediments.

Tidal marsh

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The three main types of marsh are salt marshes, freshwater tidal marshes, and freshwater marshes.
A tidal marsh (also known as a "tidal wetland") is a marsh found along rivers, coasts and estuaries which floods and drains by the tidal movement of the adjacent estuary, sea or ocean.

Freshwater marsh

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The three main types of marsh are salt marshes, freshwater tidal marshes, and freshwater marshes.
A freshwater marsh is a non-tidal, non-forested marsh that contains fresh water, and is continuously or frequently flooded.

The Fens

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In East-Anglia the embanked marshes are also known as Fens.
A fen is the local term for an individual area of marshland or former marshland.

Polder

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They are usually known by the Dutch name of polders.

Fen

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A fen is one of the main types of Wetlands, the others being grassy marshes, forested swamps, and peaty bogs.

Swamp

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This form of vegetation is what differentiates marshes from other types of wetland such as swamps, which are dominated by trees, and mires, which are wetlands that have accumulated deposits of acidic peat.
These ditches and canals contributed to drainage and, along the coast, allowed salt water to intrude, converting swamps to marsh or even to open water.

Bog

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The pH in marshes tends to be neutral to alkaline, as opposed to bogs, where peat accumulates under more acid conditions.
These develop from a lake or flat marshy area, over either non-acidic or acidic substrates.

Aquatic plant

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Helophytes are plants that grows in a marsh, partly submerged in water, so that it regrows from buds below the water surface.

Biodiversity action plan

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Five major divisions of habitat have been identified in Uzbekistan’s BAP: Wetlands (including reed habitat and man-made marsh); desert ecosystems (including sandy, stony and clay); steppes; riparian ecosystems; and mountain ecosystems.

Herbaceous plant

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A marsh is a wetland that is dominated by herbaceous rather than woody plant species.

Ecosystem

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Marshes can often be found at the edges of lakes and streams, where they form a transition between the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

Peat

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This form of vegetation is what differentiates marshes from other types of wetland such as swamps, which are dominated by trees, and mires, which are wetlands that have accumulated deposits of acidic peat.

Aerenchyma

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Many of these plants, therefore, have aerenchyma, channels within the stem that allow air to move from the leaves into the rooting zone.

Typha

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Common examples include cattails, sedges, papyrus and sawgrass.

Cyperaceae

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Common examples include cattails, sedges, papyrus and sawgrass.

Cyperus papyrus

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Common examples include cattails, sedges, papyrus and sawgrass.

Cladium

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Common examples include cattails, sedges, papyrus and sawgrass.

Pollutant

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Marshes also improve water quality by acting as a sink to filter pollutants and sediment from the water that flows through them.

Sediment

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Marshes also improve water quality by acting as a sink to filter pollutants and sediment from the water that flows through them.

PH

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The pH in marshes tends to be neutral to alkaline, as opposed to bogs, where peat accumulates under more acid conditions.

Alkali

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The pH in marshes tends to be neutral to alkaline, as opposed to bogs, where peat accumulates under more acid conditions.