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Hakai Wild: Plants of the Bog - Hakai Institute

Hakai Wild: Plants of the Bog

Imagine a coastal temperate rainforest. You may think of soaring cedars and dense understory. But that is only one part of the ecosystem. Much of the outer coast from central British Columbia to southeast Alaska is covered by an otherworldly tangle of century-old stunted shore pines, spongy mosses, fragrant leaves, and sticky stems. Ecologist Andy MacKinnon introduces the rich plant diversity living in a coastal bog.