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Peatlands

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Wetlands where the soil is highly organic because is it formed mostly from incompletely decomposed plants.

This soil is called peat and its presence is what defines peatlands.

Source: Hamilton Naturalists' Club Glossary 

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Peat is harvested, dried, and burned as fuel in many parts of the world.

Source: Illinois Wetlands Glossary 

Peatland, Adirondack Park, New York
Peatland, Adirondack Park, New York

Source: Adirondack Park About 

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