by Sara, Keefe, Semira, and Tommy

    salt grass pic

    Last year, the Salt Grass was very healthy. This year, the marsh overflowed with rain because the mouth wasn't open. The MAC Class wished it would crack open but it didn't except today on December 9, it opened. Still there isn't any salt from the ocean water on the Salt Grass. The leaves are stiff and sharp on the edge. They are also green.

    Salt Grass lives close to the water's edge to get water to stay alive. If the water is salty, Salt Grass has to push the salt out onto the leaves. The salt on the leaves looks like diamonds sparkling in the sun. This plant grows in coastal salt marshes in San Diego, California. Salt Grass can grow 8 to 12 inches tall. If you look closely there are small hairs on the leaves.