Abstract

Silts trapped within broken stems of the reed Phragmites communis form plugs which fall to the marsh floor as organic decay destroys the stem. The plugs form cylindrical plant-wrapped nodules within the sediments. Such structures were attributed to infilled roots, but reed rhizomes of the Tay marshes of the east coast of Scotland collapse after death and are flattened, not filled.--Modified journal abstract.

First Page Preview

First page PDF preview
You do not currently have access to this article.