Effect of increased water depth on growth of a common perennial freshwater-intermediate marsh species in Coastal Louisiana

@article{Howard2009EffectOI,
  title={Effect of increased water depth on growth of a common perennial freshwater-intermediate marsh species in Coastal Louisiana},
  author={Rebecca J. Howard and Irving A. Mendelssohn},
  journal={Wetlands},
  year={2009},
  volume={15},
  pages={82-91}
}
The response ofSagittaria lancifolia to increased water depths of 7.5 and 15 cm was examined in this field study. Water-depth treatments were achieved by digging sods containing one or two individual plants or ramets ofS. lancifolia from the marsh, removing sediment from the resulting hole, and replacing the sods in their original location at the appropriate lower elevation. Plants subjected to increased water depth of 15 cm had higher mean and maximum leaf heights than disturbed control plants… CONTINUE READING