- 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 bog or blanket bog.GG
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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. GG … Glossary of landform and geologic terms
raised bog — An area of acid, peaty soil especially that developed from moss, in which the center is higher than the margins. Compare: pocosin, Carolina Bay, moss peat. [ Note: raised peat bog (not preferred) refer to highmoor bog ]. SW & GG87 … Glossary of landform and geologic terms
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