A tract of wetland of mineral soil or shallow peat that is permanently, seasonally or periodically inundated. In Britain, according to the terminology of the National vegetation classification, marsh is typically found near the coast or on floodplains, and is dominated by grasses and rushes.

This definition is abridged from A – Z of tree terms: A companion to British arboriculture.
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