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Palustrine comes from the Latin word palus or marsh.[1] Wetlands within this category include inland marshes and swamps as well as bogs, fens, tundra and floodplains. Palustrine systems include any inland wetland which lacks flowing water, contains ocean-derived salts in concentrations of less than 0.05%, and is non-tidal. [2]

It may be useful to clarify the differences between lacustrine and palustrine wetlands.


  1. ^ "American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition.". The Free Dictionary. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Cowardin, L. M.; Carter, V.; Golet, F. C.; LaRoe, E. T. "Classification of wetlands and deepwater habitats of the United States". U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service. Archived from the original (HTML) on 21 January 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 

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