Upland Plants in Our Local Wetlands

Upland ecosystems are elevated above the high water flood line. Much of our land has been shaped and moved to form dikes and channels, sometimes with landfill. Many of the grass and broadleaf herbaceous plants are nonnative and invasive species from Europe similar to those found in vacant lots and disturbed soil.



Photography courtesy of Bob Dyer, Gerald Moore, and John Shribbs.


Number of plant species identified in the Petaluma wetlands

Complete plant lists in  and   Excel available for download.


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