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Raised bog complexes

Description of Raised bog complexes

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Raised bogs are highly oligotrophic, strongly acidic, domed peatlands, whose peat is composed mainly of sphagnum remains and whose surface derives moisture and nutrients only from rainfall (ombrotrophic). Raised bog complexes may include elements of the main mire surface (D1.1) comprising a complex of low hummocks, small pools and their associated vegetation, together with larger pools (C1.46), a marginal lagg (C1.47), pre-woods (G5.64) and other associated habitat types.