Salt marsh bird’s beak is found in coastal salt marshes from San Luis Obispo County, California, to Northern Baja California, Mexico. Listed as endangered in 1978, and salt marsh bird’s beak is negatively impacted by ongoing threats, including sea level rise from
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Salt marsh bird’s beak is an annual plant with an upright, branched growth form.?
Germination occurs in spring, when soil salinity is relatively low and soil moisture is higher.
This species grows in upper elevations of tidal marsh habitat.
The land near a shore.
Salt marsh bird’s beak gets water and nutrients through specialized root connections with host plants, which include shore grass, salt grass and alkali heath.
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