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Iva frutescensIva frutescensIva frutescens

marsh elder, high tide bush

Photograph(s) by*: PLANTS LA, RHW

Characteristics

Height: 2-10'
Spread: 6-12'
Flowers: Aug.-Oct.; greenish white
Fruit: not conspicuous; capsule

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH: 5-5.7
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy
Salinity: 0-15 ppt

Habitat

tidal brackish and salt marshes, above mean high tide to upland

Native to

Region: Coastal *
States:

Wildlife

Songbird *

Notes

similar to Baccharis halimifolia but with opposite leaves; tolerates salinity to 15 ppt



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/387.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004