Wetland Plants in Our Local Wetlands

Wetlands are lands transitional between terrestrial and aquatic systems where water covers the soil or is present near the soil surface all year or seasonally. Soils develop differently under water saturation and low oxygen conditions and tend to become saline (salty). Plants and animals that live in wetlands are adapted and more fit to compete in these ecosystems. Petaluma wetlands contain fresh water ponds from reclaimed water, fresh water channels, tidal slough, brackish ponds, and saline marsh.

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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