Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Possibly the smallest patch of #saltmarsh in Sydney? Three plant species amongst “grass” in this shot from Quarantine Park, Abbotsford. #environment #sydney #wetlands (Taken with instagram) Looks like there is a small problem with the photo, I didn’t mean it to be so “arty”. This was an interesting patch of parkland alongside the Parramatta River. The grassy park was well above the high water mark but given the depressions in the ground, water was colected and knocked off the terrestrial grass/lawn. I could see three species of saltmarsh plants, Sarcocornia quinqueflora, Lampranthus tegens and Sporobolus virginicus. It raises some interesting possibilities regarding rehabilitation. As has been the case in many other areas, so long as appropriate levels and contours are provided, saltmarsh plants are quick to colonise these saline habitats.

Possibly the smallest patch of #saltmarsh in Sydney? Three plant species amongst “grass” in this shot from Quarantine Park, Abbotsford. #environment #sydney #wetlands (Taken with instagram) Looks like there is a small problem with the photo, I didn’t mean it to be so “arty”. This was an interesting patch of parkland alongside the Parramatta River. The grassy park was well above the high water mark but given the depressions in the ground, water was colected and knocked off the terrestrial grass/lawn. I could see three species of saltmarsh plants, Sarcocornia quinqueflora, Lampranthus tegens and Sporobolus virginicus. It raises some interesting possibilities regarding rehabilitation. As has been the case in many other areas, so long as appropriate levels and contours are provided, saltmarsh plants are quick to colonise these saline habitats.