Peatland Ecology Research Group (PERG)
Université Laval

Text from:

Quinty, F. & L. Rochefort. (2003). Peatland restoration guide, 2nd ed. Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association et New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy. Québec, Québec. 106 p.

Natural peatlands represent a harsh environment for plants because of acidic and nutrient-poor conditions, a high water table and exposition to desiccation due to the absence of protection against wind and sun. A few plant communities dominated by Sphagnum mosses are specialized in colonizing these ecosystems.

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