Freshwater swamps and marshes comprise a large variety of nontidal forested and non-forested wetlands. They have hydric soils and do not accumulate large amounts of peat (noting that the definition of peatlands comprises wetlands with at least 30?% dry mass of dead organic material and greater than 30 cm deep). A swamp is dominated by trees and a marsh by emergent herbaceous plants, with both containing a wide variety of submerged and floating-leaved plants. However, the terms have not been used consistently in different parts of the world and many wetlands may contain both treed and non-treed components.
|Title of host publication||The wetland book II|
|Subtitle of host publication||Distribution, description and conservation|
|Editors||C. Max Finalyson, G. Randy Milton, R. Crawford Prentice, Nick C. Davidson|
|Place of Publication||Netherlands|
|Number of pages||14|
|ISBN (Print)||9789400740020, 9789400740006|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|