blanket bog

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blanket bog

an upland area of very wet peat formation, developed on poorly drained flat surfaces, which completely covers the ground surface and obliterates other topographical features. Sedges predominate, though Sphagnum, which probably dominated before Man's activities, is also extensive. See RAISED BOG, BOG, FEN.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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