Maine sphagnum bog adventure

R Britt (
Fri, 19 Aug 1994 12:11:43 -0700 (PDT)

I just spent a few days on an island off the coast of Maine. There were
tons of small sphagnum bogs, but for a long time I saw no CP's. however I
soon hit the mother lode. I found a huge bog on the edge of a small pond.
The sphagnum was loaded with S. purpurea and D. rotundifolia. At the
dryest sections there were very large and vry green purpurea. Closer to
the water (and probably sunnier) were huge patches of smaller redder
plants. And at the waters edge there was a dense patch of yellow-flowered
Utricularia. A very nice experience!
-Dave B