Salt-marsh communities in the British National Vegetation Classification system

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This article gives an overview of the salt-marsh communities in the British National Vegetation Classification system.


The salt-marsh communities of the NVC were described in Volume 5 of British Plant Communities, first published in 2000, along with the other maritime communities (those of shingle strandline and sand-dunes and maritime cliffs) and vegetation of open habitats.

In total, 28 salt-marsh communities have been identified.

The salt-marsh communities consist of four separate subgroups:

Other communities occurring on salt-marshes[edit]

There are a number of other communities which occur on salt-marshes, but are not classified as salt-marsh communities within the NVC. Those listed in British Plant Communities are as follows:

List of salt-marsh communities[edit]

The following is a list of the communities that make up this category:

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