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"Main wetland types include swamps, marshes, bogs and fens. Sub-types include mangrove, carr, pocosin, and varzea." See wetland on Wikipedia


Types of wetland
Maintype Subtype Description Picture
wetland=marsh Marshes are periodically saturated, flooded, or ponded with water and characterized by herbaceous (non-woody) vegetation adapted to wet soil conditions. Marshes are further characterized as tidal marshes and non-tidal marshes Cepkeliu marsh.jpg
wetland=reedbed Reed-bed, an inundated area dominated by certain tall non-woody plants (reeds, bulrushes). Schweinesand.jpg
wetland=saltmarsh Coastal marshes, exposed to tidal inundation with sea water, therefore characterised by herbaceous plants with special adaptations to saline environments. Culbin Salt Marsh - - 185128.jpg
wetland=wet_meadow A semi-wetland meadow which is saturated with water throughout much of the year. Can be caused by poor drainage or the receipt of large amounts of rainwater or melted snow or in riparian zones. Vessertal wiesenknoeterich.jpg
wetland=swamp Swamps are fed primarily by surface water inputs and are dominated by trees and shrubs. Swamps occur in either freshwater or saltwater floodplains. They are characterized by very wet soils during the growing season and standing water during certain times of the year. Cypresses.jpg
wetland=mangrove Mangrove swamps are coastal wetlands characterized by salt-tolerant trees, shrubs, and other plants growing in brackish to saline tidal waters Mangroves in Puerto Rico.JPG
wetland=bog Bogs are peat-filled depressions that receive their water and nutrients from rainfall. They are frequently covered in shrubs rooted in the sphagnum moss and peat. EE-Lahemaa-Bagno Viru.jpg
wetland=fen Fens are groundwater-fed peatforming wetlands covered by grasses, sedges, reeds, and wildflowers. Wicken-Fen-Hide.jpg
wetland=tidalflat Mudflat. Tidally inundated areas of bare mud, sand or similar sediments. Stewart Island Oban Mudflats.jpg
See US EPA Wetlands.

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See also

Approved features/Wetland areas

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