are all the Wetlands?
for the Future
Acidic wetland with no appreciable inflow or outflow of water; supports
acid-loving mosses such as sphagnum, plus some shrubs and trees.
Dead plants accumulate and compress, forming peat.
forested low lands in the floodplains of streams and rivers. Also
called riparian wetlands or bottomland hardwood forests.
or CAROLINA BAY
Name for wetlands in the southeastern U.S. with acidic water in
a basin filled by rain or ground water; may be seasonal, may support
trees or shrubs.
Similar to bog (some scientists say bog and fen are the same);
receives some water from surrounding mineral soils and supports
marshlike plants, which form peat as they die and compress. In
Northern Europe, called "mire."
Fresh, brackish, or saltwater wetlands along rivers, creeks, ponds,
lakes, and coasts; is often or always flooded; supports plants
that grow up out of the water (emergent vegetation).
A bog in Northern Europe.
European term for one of two kinds of freshwater wetlands. High
moor is a bog; low moor is a wetland in a basin or depression.
Common in northern regions such as Alaska and Canada; is an expanse
of very wet peatlands or bogs. Also called subarctic peatlands.
Any wetland that forms peat, including bog, fen, moor, mire, muskeg.
or Great Basin seasonal wetlands formed in depressions; usually
dry by summer; plants are marshlike.
Bogs in the coastal lowlands of the southeastern U.S.; supports
POTHOLES Depressions in the grasslands created by the scraping
action of glaciers. They provide essential nesting and migratory
rest-stops for birds. Confusion: wetlands in glaciated landscapes
other than the prairies, such as the Palouse or mountain valleys-also
have pothole-type wetlands.
Wetlands in the channel of a stream or river.
In the northern U.S., refers to freshwater wetlands that can also
be considered swamps or shallow lakes; in the southeastern U.S.,
refers to wetlands with flowing water, and can also be called
swamps or marshes.
Any freshwater wetland supporting trees and shrubs; often found
along rivers, slow streams, or in depressions.
Grassy area with saturated soils but not standing water.