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Freshwater Marsh Plants

Nature Loop

Four trail signs highlight common freshwater marsh plants that can be seen in the area surrounding the Burning Basin: Pickerel weed, Tuckahoe, Cattails, and Wild rice. Each of these plants offer habitat and a source of food for several species, as well as important ecosystem services such as filtering nutrients from runoff and preventing erosion along the shoreline. These species also have significant cultural uses by indigenous peoples dating back thousands of years, which are highlighted on the trail signs.

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