any of various composite plants of the genus Iva, as I. frutescens, that grow in salt marshes.
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How to use marsh elder in a sentence
The marsh-elder bushes mostly are restricted to the mounds of earth dug from the ditches.
The pair that nested in the western portion of the island fed along the sand fill or along the bases of the marsh-elder.
Additionally, Seaside Sparrows sing from exposed perches such as tall cattail stems and tall or isolated marsh-elder bushes.
The female crawled about in a marsh-elder bush seemingly testing the various forks in the branches for size.
The territories established by males at Chadwick contained few marsh-elder bushes.
British Dictionary definitions for marsh elder
any of several North American shrubs of the genus Iva, growing in salt marshes: family Asteraceae (composites): Compare elder 2
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