Galilee Salt Marsh

Pre/post Restoration Plant Communities

Vegetation Types This map is a before and after view of salt marsh plants. The map compares the plants that grew on both sides of the marsh before restoration of the unhealthy (south) side began with the plants scientists believe will be growing there once saltwater routinely enters all parts of the marsh. Spartina (dark green on map) and Phragmites (light green on map) are the genus (scientific) names of two common salt marsh plants. Spartina (cordgrasses) and Phragmites (common reed) are competitors for growing space in the marsh but cord grass tolerates saltwater and common reed doesn't. That is why you see alot of commom reed (large light green area) growing in the unhealthy side before the restoration began.