US Army Corps of Engineers
St. Paul District

Wetland types: Marshes                        photos courtesy of Steve Eggers

Rice Lake Deep Marsh
Rice Lake Deep Marsh

Marshes are wetlands composed of cattails, lake sedges, burlrushes, wild rice, arrowheads and other herbaceous vegetation growing in shallow water that may be seasonal to permanent. This example is of Deep Marsh Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Minnesota.

Pelicans and Gulls

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sagittaria latifolia
Sagittaria latifolia
"Broad-leaf Arrowhead"

Sparganium eurycarpum
Sparganium eurycarpum
"Giant Bur-reed"

Ultricularia macrorhiza
Utricularia macrorhiza
"Bladderwort"

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

Examples of plants found in Marshes

 

Carex lacustrir
Carex lacustris
"Lake sedge"


Pontederia cordata
Pontederia cordata
"Pickerelweed"


Typha latifolia
Typha latifolia
"Broad-leaf cattail"