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- Impacts of human disturbances on peat bog vegetation
- Biodiversity and ecological niches of vascular plants in peat bogs
- Wetland-groundwater relationships
- Long-term ecosystem dynamics
- Rare plant conservation
- Biodiversity of urban forest environments
An orchid that indicates bog integrity
The white fringed orchid is an annual plant in the orchid family. This orchid mainly colonizes the open areas in sphagnum bogs.
A recent study conducted in 60 sphagnum bogs in southern Québec showed that the white fringed orchid could be used as an indicator of a sphagnum bog’s ecological integrity. In fact, this species was more frequently present in greater quantities in sites that had not been influenced very much by human activity.