|The flora on grazed
unfertilized salt marshes
is often rich. The spring flora can be really beautifull with Armeria
maritima and Saxifraga granulata covering the
dry parts as seen in the right picture. Both species are common in
Other common species on the dry parts are Plantago maritima, Lotus corniculatus, Hieracium pilosella, Ranunculus bulbosus and grasses as Festuca rubra, Anthoxanthum odoratum, Festuca ovina, Aira praecox and Agrostis capillaris.
Salt marshes are often developed on raised sea bottum. It is often possible to see a system of depressions in the salt marsh developed when the area was covered by the sea. The variation between the humid depressions and the more dry areas in between results in a very rich flora.
|In the more low-lying parts of the
salt marsh, the salty waters has an influence on the vegetation and
several species of salt-resistant plants grows here. Common species are
Juncus geradii, Trifolium fragiferum, Potentilla anserina, Glaux
maritima, Triglochin maritima, Agrostis stolonifera, Trifolium repens
and Centaurium littorale var. littorale.
Samolus valerandi in the right picture grows in the more humid depressions on salt marshes where it can be seen in thousands. The species is getting rare in Denmark due to fertilization of the salt marshes.
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