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Freshwater Marsh Plants

Nature Loop

Four trail signs highlight common freshwater marsh plants that can be seen in the area near the Burning Basin, such as pickerel weed, tuckahoe, cattails, and wild rice. Each of these plants offers habitat and food for many species. They also absorb nutrients from runoff water and help prevent erosion along the shore. The trail signs also highlight how these plants have been used by indigenous peoples for thousands of years.

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Check out this guide to freshwater marsh plants from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science!

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