Does salt water kill most plant species?

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    It’s tough to say most, given how many there are, but it would kill many — it depends on how salty the water is, and how much you pour. Almost all planets have to deal with small amounts of salinity — a tiny fraction of plants would be able to survive in pure salt, though. Here’s a breakdown of some major species by their salt tolerance: http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex3303

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    Yes. Any plant not living in the ocean will die if watered with salt water.  Salt water dries out the plant.  As the plant uses more energy to rehydrate, it will die from stress. Here are some more answers on the website for similar questions.

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    Generally speaking, yes, although it will be a slow death for most plants as they gradually become dehydrated and die.  However, there are about 2600 plant species that either exist in or around salt water, or can at least tolerate high salt content in their soil.  These types of plants are known as halophytes.

    You can find a list of halophyte species here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Halophytes

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    yes salt water do kill plant.salt water: break downsalt water: break down

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    I know of one such halophyte called a mangrove tree. Mangrove forests are easy to find in Florida where there are bodies of water which are brackish or straight ocean water. These trees create tight groupings with tangles of roots dropping into the water. Being grouped as they are, it is easy to walk over the water touching only on the mangrove roots. A certain mangrove forest was a fun hangout when I was in high school. 

     

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    I know of one such halophyte called a mangrove tree. Mangrove forests are easy to find in Florida where there are bodies of water which are brackish or straight ocean water. These trees create tight groupings with tangles of roots dropping into the water. Being grouped as they are, it is easy to walk over the water touching only on the mangrove roots. A certain mangrove forest was a fun hangout when I was in high school. 

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