Plant species list

Emergent plant of the salt marshes in the Plum Island Estuary, Massachusetts.

Family Scientific Name Common Name
Asteraceae Iva fructescens Marsh elder/High tide bush
Asteraceae Solidago sempervirens Seaside goldenrod
Asteraceae Symphyotrichum tenuifolium Perennial salt marsh aster
Chenopodiaceae Atriplex patula Marsh orach
Chenopodiaceae Salicornia europaea Common glasswort/Jointed glasswort
Chenopodiaceae Suaeda maritima Herbaceous seepweed
Chenopodiaceae Triglochin maritima Seaside arrow grass
Cyperaceae Schoenoplectus robustus Saltmarsh bullrush
Juncaceae Juncus gerardii Black grass/rush
Plantaginaceae  Plantago maritima Seaside plantain
Plumbaginaceae Limonium nashii Sea lavendar
Poaceae Distichilis spicata Spike grass
Poaceae Phragmites australis Common reed
Poaceae Puccinellia maritima Seaside alkali grass
Poaceae Spartina alterniflora Saltwater/Smooth cordgrass
Poaceae Spartina patens Salt marsh grass/hay