Salt marsh baccharis, Baccharis douglasii DC., native
- a dicot in the Asteraceae family -
saltmarsh colonies are common on the Sycamore Trail in shady locations
One large colony on the Sycamore Trail, and one on the far west side.
Flowers in late summer.
saltmarsh flowers in the fallsaltmarsh are found in large colonies, growing to 4 feet

These odd formations were discovered on several salt marsh specimens on April 27, 2001. Mrs. O'Bosky, a 3rd grade teacher from Rocky Hill School in Exeter, spotted them while enjoying a field trip with her class. Our expert, Dennis Haines, has identified them as case bearing moths.  Inside the cigar shaped structure is a caterpillar that feeds on the leaf surface.

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