Tidal marsh soils of Florida's Middle Gulf Coast
Coultas, C.L.; Gross, E.R.
Proceedings, Soil and Crop Science Society of Florida 37: 121-125
Tidal marsh soils of Citrus and Levy Counties are predominantly Sulfaquents and Psammaquents. Sulfaquents are higher in organic matter and clay. Small areas of Fluvaquents occur in a high position in the marsh. All soils are highly base-saturated with reactions ranging from medium acid to mildly alkaline. All soils are saline and nearly saturated with moisture. The predominant clays are kaolinite-metahalloysite and montmorillonite. These soils support a dense stand of Juncus roemerianus Scheele. A radiocarbon date indicates the marsh area is aggrading at a rate of 3.3 cm per 100 years.