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Estuarine Saltmarsh

Estuarine Saltmarshes consist of low herbs, grasses, rushes, sedges and reeds that are salt tolerant. In Ryde Estuarine Saltmarsh occurs in tidal areas along the Parramatta River, Lane Cove River and Buffalo Creek, often behind stands of mangroves.

 

An Endangered Community

Estuarine Saltmarsh is listed as an Endangered Ecological Community under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995.

 

Native Species List

Common Name 

Botanical Name 

Approximate Height

Trees     
River Mangrove  Aegiceras corniculatum  3-4m 
Grey Mangrove  Avicennia marina  4-5m 
Swamp She-Oak  Casuarina glauca  15-20m 
Shrubs    
Sea Berry Saltmarsh  Rhagodia candolleana   
Ground Covers     
Sea Rush  Juncus kraussii   
Creeping Brookweed  Samolus repens   
Glasswort  Sarcocornia quinqueflora   
Saltwater Couch  Sporobolus virginicus   

 

 

Last updated on 3 August 2017