lowmoor bog


lowmoor bog
   A bog that is at or only slightly above the water table, on which it depends for accumulation and preservation of peat (chiefly the remains of sedges, reeds, shrubs, and various mosses).
   Compare: highmoor bog, raised bog.
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Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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  • highmoor bog —    A bog, often on the uplands, whose surface is covered by sphagnum mosses which, because of their high degree of water retention, make the bog more dependent upon precipitation than on the water table.    The bog often occurs as a raised peat… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms