Whats the difference between a marsh and a bog?
Besides, how are marshes and swamps different?
A swamp is a place where the plants that make up the area covered in water are primarily woody plants or trees. A marsh, on the other hand, is defined as having no woody plants. The non-woody plants would be saltmarsh grasses, reeds, or sedges. Also, marshes are typically not as deep as swamps.
Secondly, what are the characteristics of a marsh? A marsh is a type of wetland, an area of land where water covers ground for long periods of time. Unlike swamps, which are dominated by trees, marshes are usually treeless and dominated by grasses and other herbaceous plants.
Accordingly, what are bogs and fens?
Bogs and fens are uncommon wetland communities with water chemistry (pH) at the extremes: bogs are acidic and fens are basic or alkaline. Their saturated, acidic soils are low in nutrients. Fens, however, occur in places where springs or seeps bring alkaline and sometimes calcium-rich groundwater to the surface.
What are the four main types of wetlands?
There are four main kinds of wetlands – marsh, swamp, bog and fen (bogs and fens being types of mires). Some experts also recognize wet meadows and aquatic ecosystems as additional wetland types. The largest wetlands in the world include the swamp forests of the Amazon and the peatlands of Siberia.