A wetland is an area that is covered by water for at least part of the year and has characteristic soils and water-tolerant plants. Examples of wetlands include swamps, marshes, bogs, and estuaries.
|Type of Wetland
||Tree species such as willow, cypress, and mangrove
||Grasses such as cattails, reeds, and wild rice
||Floating vegetation, including mosses and cranberries
||Specially adapted flora and fauna, such as crustaceans, grasses, and certain types of fishes