Not sure this belongs in this section, but I would like to talk a little about habitat. We've all read that American CPs grow mostly in cedar swamps, sphagnous bogs and wet savannahs where the water is usually acidic and sterile, with the exception of the slightly basic marl fens. Having been on a few "bog" expeditions myself ever since I was a child and discovered a true bog in Acadia N'tl Park, I find it suprising that most of the habitats that supported CPs were strangely close to the ocean. On many occasions, I would strike out when attempting to find plants in inland bodies of water, but as soon as I get close to the beach, I would find them. This occurred from Maine to Jersey to Florida to somewhat the Texas coast. And what makes me confused is why wouldn't that water be brackish? Aren't salt-water marshes usually what rivers turn into upon entering into the sea? Instead, I find a good habitat for CPs (where I assume the water's perfectly fresh) and the ocean would sometimes just be a few blocks down.
Eh, I was browsing through Schnell's book and it got me wondering. I took one ecology course on watersheds back in college and that's it.