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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bog

A bog is a wetland that accumulates peat, a deposit of dead plant material—often mosses, and in a majority of cases, sphagnum moss. It is one of the four main ...

nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/bog

Sep 12, 2012 ... A bog is a wetland of soft, spongy ground consisting mainly of partially decayed plant matter called peat.

www.epa.gov/wetlands/wetlands-classification-and-types

The hydrogeomorphic (HGM) includes five major wetland types: riverine, slope depressional, flat and fringe. Marshes; Swamps; Bogs; Fens. Tidal Marshes ...

www.britannica.com/science/bog-wetland

bog: Type of wetland ecosystem characterized by wet, spongy, poorly drained peaty soil. Bogs can be divided into three types: (1) typical bogs of cool regions, ...

www.lakeandwetlandecosystems.com/wetland-plant-communities/bogs

This gives rise to these synonyms for bog wetlands: mire, fen, fenland, peatland, swamp, marsh, swamp, and meadow. A bog can also refer to a wet muddy area ...

www.nhptv.org/natureworks/nwep7f.htm

Bogs are mossy wetlands. Almost all of their water comes from rain and snow. Water in bogs is low in oxygen, very acidic and often cold! Sphagnum or peat ...

www.defenders.org/wetlands/types-wetlands

A bog is a fresh water wetland, usually formed in an old glacial lake with a spongy peat base. Most of the bog's water comes from rain. A fen is a fresh water peat ...

www.water.ncsu.edu/watershedss/info/wetlands/types3.html

Introduction; Precipitation Dominated Wetlands: Bogs, Pocosins, Vernal Pools, Playas, Praire Potholes, Wet Madows, and Wet Prairies; Ground Water ...

www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/n_resource/wetlands/wetlands9_organic.htm

The word bog often evokes a picture of a pond with a ring of sphagnum moss, but the term bog actually describes the larger area of wet organic soil in which ...