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Main Title Root and Rhizome Distribution as an Indicator of Upper Salt Marsh Wetland Limits.
Author Seliskar, D. M. ;
CORP Author Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-R-806013; EPA/600/J-83/348;
Stock Number PB86-231859
Additional Subjects Soil water ; Aquatic plants ; Marshes ; Greenhouses ; Seeds ; Saturated soils ; Biomass ; Plant growth ; Reprints ; Salt marshes ; Roots
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-231859 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
Collation 7p
Four wetland plant species, Deschampsia cespitosa, Distichlis spicata, Grindelia integrifolia, and Salicornia virginica, were tested to determine the effect of soil moisture on the vertical distribution of roots and rhizomes. In an 8-month greenhouse experiment involving plants grown from seeds and rhizomes the occurrence of more than 65% of the root and rhizome mass in the upper 10 cm of soil was indicative of saturated conditions. The percent of total root and rhizome biomass in the upper 10 cm of a 35 cm core may be useful in determining saturated soil conditions.