Ditch-grass series
Section: herb Series Dominated by Herbaceous Plants
Series formation: 
Series height:<0.2 m
Series canopy cover:?
Series ground layer:?
Elevation range (lower):0
(upper):   2100
Wetland information:Wetlands:habitat permanently flooded, semipermanently flooded, seasonally flooded, irregularly exposed, temporarily exposed. Water chemistry: mixohaline, mixosaline, hypersaline. Channel, ditch, river, stream beds; estuaries; intertidal mud flats; ponds. Cowardi classes: Estuarine subtidal aquatic bed deepwater habitat, Estuarine subtidal aquatic bed wetland. The national list of wetland plants (Reed 1988) lists ditch-grasses as a OBL.
Upland information: [not available]
Reference:Ferren (1989), Mason (1957), Thorne (1982).
Comments:Ditch-grass grows in environments which are often called alkali marshes. The Jepson Manual lists two species; Ruppia cirrhosa which is more inland and at higher elevations than R. maritima .
Plot based descriptions:Odion et al. (1992) define a Ditch-grass-algae association at Fish Slough in Inyo Co. TraSN.
Series Association:[not available]
FormationTemperate or sub-polar grassland with sparse shrub layer
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Ditch-grass series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Ditch-grass series
Common species: View common species for: Ditch-grass series

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