Coastal Plateau Bog Ecosystem

  State Rank: S3

Peatlands in east coastal Maine in which the surface is raised above the surrounding terrain, with the bog perimeter sloping sharply to mineral soil. The raised surface is flat or undulating, generally with few to no trees, and usually features extensive lawns of deer-hair sedge. Black crowberry and baked apple-berry are also characteristic. Some coastal plateau bogs support the rare crowberry blue butterfly.

Natural Communities Associated with Coastal Plateau Bog Ecosystem