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Gley

(glā),
Marcel E., French physiologist, 1857-1930. See: Gley glands.
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4) wet: somewhat poorly drained, soil is wet at a shallow depth for long periods during the growing season, commonly there is a high water table and/or additional water from catchment seepage, semi-hydromorphic gley (epigleyic) soils;
5) peaty: poorly drained hydromorphic peaty gley soils (or histic gleysols), soil is wet in the superficial peat horizon periodically during the growing season or is wet for a long period, free water is commonly persistent at or near the surface;
Redoximorphic features (Fe mottles, Fe-Mn concretions, gley colors) are abundant all over the profile due to frequent waterlogging and shallow water table.