Northern Bog

Northern bogs are most often found in the northern U.S., including Alaska. They receive most of their water from precipitation, and are poorly drained. Plants don’t decompose well, due to a lack of oxygen and high acid content, so the bogs build up rich nutrient layers on the bottom. Many species have special adaptations that allow them to survive there, such as pitcher plants and sundews, which get some of their nutrients from trapping insects.