US Army Corps of Engineers
St. Paul District

Wetland types: Bogs                               photos courtesy of Steve Eggers

Beckman Lake Bog
Beckman Lake bog

Bogs are wetlands with acidic, peaty soils and a carpet of Sphagnum mosses. Growing on the mossy mat are sedges, orchids, pitcher plants, evergreen shrubs and often scrubby black spruce and tamarack trees.

Drosera rotundifolia
Drosera rotundifolia
"Sundew"

Larix laricina
Larix laricina
"Tamarack"

 Vaccinium macrocarpo
Vaccinium macrocarpon
"Large cranberry"

 

Sarracina purpurea clump
Sarracina purpurea clump
"Pitcher plant"

           

Types of plants found in bogs

Arethusa bulbosa
Arethusa bulbosa
"Dragon's mouth"


Carex magellanica
Carex magellanica
"Poor sedge"


Cypripedium reginae
Cypripedium reginae
"Showy lady slipper"