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Plants For Coastal Salt Marsh

Alnus rubra

Alnus rubra Red Alder
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Aster chilensis

Aster chilensis California Aster
California aster ( Symphyotrichum chilense) has summer flowers that make showy cheerful displays along roadsides of much of Coastal Southern California. Great for a woodland shade garden or full su... Learn more.

Atriplex patula hastata Spear Oracle
Atriplex patula, is annual, with green leaves, insignificant flowers, grows in moist, saline places, coastal and interior. north coast of California, foothills of the Cascade range, central coast, ... Learn more.

Baccharis douglasii

Baccharis douglasii Marsh Baccharis
A 3 ft perennial with green-brown stems and green leaves. Very fast in wet-moist places. Baja to Humboldt and the Central Sierra. Baccharis species are the nectary sources for most of the predatory wa... Learn more.

Batis maritima Beachwort
dioecious shrub, with fleshy leaves and insignificant flowers, coastal salt marsh inhabitant, grows on the southern coast of California, to southeastern U.S., the Caribbean, Hawaii, and northern Sout... Learn more.

Carex fracta

Carex fracta Fragile Sheathed Sedge
A beautiful green perennial that lives in mountain meadows, road cuts, rocky slopes, and seeps. The soil can be fairly dry, but as it dries out the foliage will fade. This sedge looks kinda like som... Learn more.

Cressa truxillensis Cressa
Low, tufted, subshrub, with gray, woolly leaves, white flowers, in the morning-glory family, in low alkaline and saline areas,. situated in many habitats. Is listed as being invasive or possess... Learn more.

Cuscuta salina

Cuscuta salina Salt-Marsh Dodder
This dodder is more delicate than the normal' form, fine stems', cute little flowers. This PARISITE grows commonly on Jaumea, Frankenia(which in the picture Frankenia was nearly dead) and other salt m... Learn more.

Distichlis spicata

Distichlis spicata Saltgrass
This species looks like bermuda grass and can be treated as such. Use as lawn, for restoration in salt marshes, excellent in parks. It will handle heavy traffic if it is in its element. Gallon plants ... Learn more.

Epipactis gigantea

Epipactis gigantea Stream Orchid
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Frankenia grandiflora

Frankenia grandiflora Alkali Heath
New Name: Frankenia salina. Rhizomatous subshrub, with somewhat fkeshy leaves, small white to pink flowers, forms clumps, grows in salt marshes in clay loam soil, with high salt content. in salt mars... Learn more.

Grindelia robusta

Grindelia robusta
Syn: Grindelia camporum var. camporum and Grindelia camporum var. bracteosum. See Grindelia camporum.... Learn more.

Jaumea carnosa

Jaumea carnosa Jaumea
Jaumea is a low perennial, that spreads by rhizomes. It has small yellow daisy flowers and fleshy leaves. Jaumea grows in coastal salt marshes and tolerates brackish water and alkaline soil. Jaum... Learn more.

Juncus acutus ssp. leopoldii

Juncus acutus ssp. leopoldii Spiny Rush
This plant has been given many names, among them Juncus acutus ssp. leopoldii and Juncus acutus var. sphaerocarpus. A large perennial with rounded, stiff, rigid leaves with sharp tips(spines). The flo... Learn more.

Juncus leseurii

Juncus leseurii Salt Rush
An interesting rush, a creeping dune dweller that grows near marshes from B.C. to South America and along the California coast. This would be a good plant to help stabilize sandy soil. In a normal gar... Learn more.

Lasthenia glabrata

Lasthenia glabrata Goldfields
A small little early spring annual that is a pioneer species in many bad habitats. In the San Joaquin Valley it makes mass displays of bright yellow in areas that are still intact. It will grow in any... Learn more.

Monanthochloe littoralis Shoregrass
Creeping , somewhat prostrate perennial grass, flowers not showy, inhabits the coastal salt marshes of the southern coast of California, the Channel Islands. Its range extends to the southern U.S., Cu... Learn more.

Pluchea odorata odorata

Pluchea odorata odorata Salt Marsh Fleabane
(P. purpurascens, P. camphorata) A weird-smelling perennial that has a large flower cluster like a yarrow on an almost succulent plant. Native bees, flies and wasps seem to get drunk on it. Salt Marsh... Learn more.

Salicornia subterminale

Salicornia subterminale Pickleweed
Erect to spreading perennial, fleshy, jointed stems, with scalelike leaves, from creeping rootstocks, insignificant flowers, an inhabitant of alkaline sinks and coastal salt marshes. Found in SAn Fran... Learn more.

Salicornia virginica Pickleweed
somewhat shrubby perennial, with jointed stems, insignificant flowers, this genus is a major component of salt marshes worldwide, NCo, SnJV, CCo, SCo, ChI, to AK, Baja CA, eUS, Caribbean, MEdit.... Learn more.

Scirpus maritimus Alkali Bulrush
(Syn. S. campestris. S. paludosus, S. robustus, S. pacificus) A creeping perennial with aggressive rhizomes that will fill in a moist creek or salt marsh bank. ... Learn more.

Solidago guiradonis

Solidago guiradonis GUIRADO'S GOLDENROD
GUIRADO'S GOLDENROD is bright green with yellow flowers and grows from Morro Bay to upper arroyo Grande and up into the wetter areas in souther San Benito County. In both ends of it's range this Soli... Learn more.

Spartina foliosa Cordgrass
A perennial grass, with creeping underground stems, aboveground stems are rigid, leaves are tough, up to 4 1/2 feet in height, flowers not showy, grows in coastal salt marshes along the coast of Cali... Learn more.

Suaeda californica

Suaeda californica Seepweed
Sea-Blite is a Rare plant. CNPS List 1b, R-E-D Code 3-3-3. The foliage is grey-green smooth (like a small iceplant) flowers are yellow-green blobs that resemble clusters of pollen followed fruits tha... Learn more.

Suaeda taxifolia Woolly sea-blite
Woolly sea-blite is a shrub, hairy to hairless, covered with white blooms, and leaves fleshy. It is only found on the south coast of California, from Santa Barbara County south, the Channel Islands,... Learn more.

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