Saco Heath


Features of a northeastern raised bog habitat and the associated wetland and non-wetland woods are illustrated and discussed.

Items include:

  • sphagnum mosses and their distribution patterns
  • species of woody heath shrubs
  • purple pitcher plants
  • bog formation processes
  • “xeric” lichens
  • water stained leaves
  • organic peat soils (sphagnofibrists)
  • hydric and non-hydric spodosol soils