High moor peat. Peat occurring on high moors and formed predominantly of moss, such as sphagnum. Its moisture content is derived from rain water rather than from ground water and is acidic. It comes from plants that have adapted to growing in nutrient-poor environments and are living off the food they receive from atmospheric precipitation. The main plant is various mosses. Peat derived from moss is low in minerals and has a high acidity – pH 2.6 – 3.2.
Peat is divided into types, subtypes, groups and types depending on the conditions of origin of the peat and the plants from which it is formed. Peat is an organic material formed from bog plants.
High moor peat