from Maine Wetlands and Their Boundaries: A Guide For Code Enforcement Officers, by Ralph W. Tiner
Wet meadows are herb-dominated areas saturated for long periods during the growing season, but are seldom flooded. Some sedge meadows may have standing surface water and look more marsh-like in appearance. Wet meadows are often associated with agricultural lands, especially pastures. They may be characterized by tussock sedge and other sedges, bluejoint, reed canary grass, soft rush, green bulrush, wool grass, and various flowering herbs. Shrubs may be present including steeplebush, broad-leaved meadowsweet, willows, and speckled alder.