White-fringed bog-orchid

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Indicator species are species whose presence and abundance serve as clues as to how impacted an environment is. For bogs, the presence and abundance of White fringed bog-orchid reveal a lot about their health. A Quebec study found that this species is more abundant in bogs that are less impacted by human activities such as farming and logging. Walking around the Johnville bog, this species is currently easy to spot because it is flowering and relatively abundant.

https://papyrus.bib.umontreal.ca/xmlui/handle/1866/5057;jsessionid=8072361FAD5B8C3BA9072E9117870028

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