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A fen is one of the main types of wetland, the others being grassy marshes, forested swamps, and peaty bogs. [1]

52 relations: Acid, Alder, Alkali, Appalachian bogs, Avaste Nature Reserve, Bayou, Beaver, Biodiversity action plan, Bog, Botany (journal), Cambridge University Press, Canadian Field-Naturalist, Carex, Carr (landform), Cedar Bog, Cladium mariscoides, Cowles Bog, Cyperaceae, Dasiphora fruticosa, Ecological succession, Fenland (disambiguation), Geneva Creek (Colorado), Groundwater, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Journal of Ecology, King Lear, List of fen plants, Marsh, Mesopotamian Marshes, Mineral, Minerotrophic, Mire, Parnassia glauca, Peat, PH, Pinguicula, Pioneer species, Plant nutrition, Pogonia ophioglossoides, Poor fen, Reed bed, Rich fen, Society of Wetland Scientists, Southeastern United States, Sphagnum, Swamp, The Fens, The Fens (Boston, Massachusetts), Wet woodland, Wetland, ..., Wicken Fen, Willow. Expand index (2 more) »


An acid is a molecule or ion capable of donating a hydron (proton or hydrogen ion H+), or, alternatively, capable of forming a covalent bond with an electron pair (a Lewis acid).

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Alder is the common name of a genus of flowering plants (Alnus) belonging to the birch family Betulaceae.

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In chemistry, an alkali (from Arabic: al-qaly “ashes of the saltwort”) is a basic, ionic salt of an alkali metal or alkaline earth metal chemical element.

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Appalachian bogs

Appalachian bogs are boreal or hemiboreal ecosystems, which occur in many places in the Appalachian Mountains, particularly the Allegheny and Blue Ridge subranges.

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Avaste Nature Reserve

Avaste Nature Reserve is a nature reserve situated in western Estonia, to largest extent in Pärnu County.

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In usage in the United States, a bayou (or, from Cajun French) is a body of water typically found in a flat, low-lying area, and can be either an extremely slow-moving stream or river (often with a poorly defined shoreline), or a marshy lake or wetland.

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The beaver (genus Castor) is a large, primarily nocturnal, semiaquatic rodent.

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Biodiversity action plan

A biodiversity action plan (BAP) is an internationally recognized program addressing threatened species and habitats and is designed to protect and restore biological systems.

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A bog is a wetland that accumulates peat, a deposit of dead plant material—often mosses, and in a majority of cases, sphagnum moss.

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Botany (journal)

Botany is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal that has been published since 1951 by NRC Research Press.

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Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.

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Canadian Field-Naturalist

The Canadian Field-Naturalist is a quarterly scientific journal publishing original scientific papers related to natural history in Canada.

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Carex is a vast genus of more than 2,000 species of grassy plants in the family Cyperaceae, commonly known as sedges (or seg, in older books).

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Carr (landform)

A carr is a type of waterlogged wooded terrain that, typically, represents a succession stage between the original reedy swamp and the likely eventual formation of forest in a sub-maritime climate.

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Cedar Bog

Cedar Bog State Nature Preserve is a fen left behind by the retreating glaciers of the Wisconsin glaciation about 12,000-18,000 years ago.

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Cladium mariscoides

Cladium mariscoides, called smooth sawgrass, is a plant species native to eastern North America.

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Cowles Bog

Cowles Bog is an 8,000-year-old fen in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, near Chesterton, Indiana.

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The Cyperaceae are a family of monocotyledonous graminoid flowering plants known as sedges, which superficially resemble grasses and rushes.

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Dasiphora fruticosa

Dasiphora fruticosa (syn. Potentilla fruticosa L., Pentaphylloides fruticosa (L.) O.Schwarz) is a disputed name.

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Ecological succession

Ecological succession is the process of change in the species structure of an ecological community over time.

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Fenland (disambiguation)

Fenland may mean.

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Geneva Creek (Colorado)

Geneva Creek is a short tributary of the North Fork South Platte River, approximately long,U.S. Geological Survey.

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Groundwater is the water present beneath Earth's surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of rock formations.

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is a unit of the National Park System designated as a U.S. National Lakeshore located in northwest Indiana and managed by the National Park Service.

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Journal of Ecology

The Journal of Ecology is a bimonthly peer-reviewed scientific journal covering all aspects of the ecology of plants.

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King Lear

King Lear is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare.

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List of fen plants

The following is a list of plant species to be found in a north European fen habitat with some attempt to distinguish between reed bed relicts and the carr pioneers.

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A marsh is a wetland that is dominated by herbaceous rather than woody plant species.

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Mesopotamian Marshes

The Mesopotamian Marshes or Iraqi Marshes are a wetland area located in southern Iraq and partially in southwestern Iran and Kuwait.

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A mineral is a naturally occurring chemical compound, usually of crystalline form and not produced by life processes.

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Minerotrophic soils and vegetation receive their water supply mainly from streams or springs.

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A mire is a wetland type, dominated by living, peat-forming plants.

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Parnassia glauca

Parnassia glauca, also known as fen grass of Parnassus, is a flowering herb of the genus Parnassia.

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Peat, also called turf, is an accumulation of partially decayed vegetation or organic matter that is unique to natural areas called peatlands, bogs, mires, moors, or muskegs.

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In chemistry, pH is a logarithmic scale used to specify the acidity or basicity of an aqueous solution.

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Pinguicula, commonly known as the butterworts, is a genus of carnivorous plants that use sticky, glandular leaves to lure, trap, and digest insects in order to supplement the poor mineral nutrition they obtain from the environment.

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Pioneer species

Pioneer species are hardy species which are the first to colonize previously biodiverse steady-state ecosystems.

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Plant nutrition

Plant nutrition is the study of the chemical elements and compounds necessary for plant growth, plant metabolism and their external supply.

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Pogonia ophioglossoides

Pogonia ophioglossoides, the snakemouth orchid or rose pogonia, is a species of orchid occurring from central Canada to the east-central and eastern United States.

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Poor fen

A poor fen (also known as transitional bog, transitional mire or sedge mire) is a natural wetland habitat, consisting of dense low growth of small sedges and other plants.

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Reed bed

Reed beds are natural habitats found in floodplains, waterlogged depressions, and estuaries.

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Rich fen

Rich fen is a type of fen that is rich in calcium, with a pH around 6-8, but nutrient poor.

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Society of Wetland Scientists

The Society of Wetland Scientists, Inc. (SWS) is an international, professional non-profit organization devoted to promoting understanding, conservation, protection, restoration, science-based management, and sustainability of wetlands.

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Southeastern United States

The Southeastern United States (Sureste de Estados Unidos, Sud-Est des États-Unis) is the eastern portion of the Southern United States, and the southern portion of the Eastern United States.

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Sphagnum is a genus of approximately 380 accepted species of mosses, commonly known as peat moss.

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A swamp is a wetland that is forested.

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The Fens

The Fens, also known as the, are a coastal plain in eastern England.

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The Fens (Boston, Massachusetts)

The Back Bay Fens, often called The Fens, is a parkland and urban wild in Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States.

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Wet woodland

Wet woodland is a biodiversity habitat in the United Kingdom.

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A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem.

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Wicken Fen

Wicken Fen is a 254.5 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest west of Wicken in Cambridgeshire.

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Willows, also called sallows, and osiers, form the genus Salix, around 400 speciesMabberley, D.J. 1997.

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Car (fen), Lowland bog, Spring fen.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fen

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