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Bogs are fascinating places to visit! One may compare these sphagnum-covered areas with huge amphitheatres covered with wall- to-wall carpets intricately woven into multistructured mats. To the novice or one without botanical training, these areas might appear as monotonous assemblages of only a few species of stunted plants so similar in appearance as to appear homogeneous, but a keen observer will detect as many different species as might be found in a rich woods. By use of keys, descriptions, and illustrations provided , identification of all species is made easy and certain. Fifty or more different kinds of woody plants alone may be readily distinguished in bogs in the area covered by this publication. They are illustrated and described in this bulletin.
Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
Bog flora, bog plants
Hyland, Fay and Hoisington, Barbara. 1977. B744: The Woody Plants of Sphagnous Bogs of Northern New England and Adjacent Canada. Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station Bulletins 744.