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Growth of the marsh elder Iva frutescens in relation to duration of tidal flooding
Author(s): G. B. Thursby and M. A. Abdelrhman
Publication Type: Article
Article Topic(s): Morphology, Water
Research Setting(s): Coastal,Wetland
Species Referenced: Iva frutescens (Jesuit's bark),
AbstractProvides basic information on the age and growth of Iva frutescens as they relate to degrees of flooding. Since I. frutescens occupies a restricted location within marshes, this species may be an indicator of marsh conditions. No plants were found in areas that were flooded more than 30% of the time. The most robust plants were found in areas flooded 6-7% of the time during a growing season.
Suggested CitationG. B. Thursby and M. A. Abdelrhman. "Growth of the marsh elder Iva frutescens in relation to duration of tidal flooding." Estuaries 27.2 (2004): 217-224.