Atlantic Coastal Salt Marsh in Conn.
In physical geography, a marsh is a type of wetland, featuring grasseses, rushes, reedss, cattails, sedgess, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water. A marsh is different from a swamp, which is dominated by trees rather than grasses and low herbs. The water of a marsh can be fresh, brackish, or saline. Coastal marshes may be associated with estuaries and along waterways between coastal barrier islands and the inner coast.