Hydro-xerophytes (bog xerophytes) .Plants which live in ~t, peaty soils, and which possess aeration channels and xeroiilous leaves; e.g., Cladium Mariscus, Eriophorum angustifohium, if bus Chamaemorus, and Vaccinium Vitis-Idaea.
The term oxyloiyte is open to the obiection that some peaty waters are alkaline, id not acidic as the term implies.
Many plants of peaty soils e sclerophylious.
Bog Xerophytes live in the peaty soil of fens and moors which are physically wet, but which are said to be physiologically dry.
This species prefers a peaty soil, and often grows luxuriantly in very moist situations.
(4) Black peaty soil varying in thickness, the maximum being about a foot.
It appears that with soils which are not rich in humus or not deficient in lime, calcium cyanamide is almost as good, nitrogen for nitrogen, as ammonium sulphate or sodium nitrate; but it is of doubtful value with peaty soils or soils containing little lime, nor is it usefully available as a top-dressing or for storing.
Many soils of a light sandy or gravelly or peaty nature and liable to drought and looseness of texture can be improved by the addition of large amounts of clay of an ordinary character.
Many thousands of acres of low-lying peaty and sandy land adjoining the tidal rivers which flow into the Humber have been improved by a process termed " warping."
They are increased by cuttings, and grown in a cool greenhouse in rough peaty soil, with a slight addition of loam and sand.
P. 865), the agents of the transformation of cellulose into peaty substances are saprophytic fungi and bacterial ferments.
The subsequent change of peaty substance into coal is probably due to geological causes, i.e.
Of peaty sediment intermixed with relics of the occupation of the platform.
In depth; on poor loamy clay, and even on peaty moors.
Washed sand is best for all plants like heaths, which need a pure and lasting peaty compost.
Many of them also grow satisfactorily in a peaty soil if well worked, especially if they have a cool moist subsoil.
Hookeri (Chrysobactron), 2 ft., with long racemes of bright golden yellow flowers, requires cool peaty soil.
They bloom in spring, and prefer a shady situation and a peaty soil.
Handsome scrophulariaceous plants, from Chile, thriving in moist, well-drained peaty soil, and in moderate shade.
Pyrenaica, 3 to 6 in., is a pretty dwarf plant, requiring a warm position on the rockwork and a moist, peaty soil more or less gritty; it has rosettes of ovate spreading root-leaves, and large purple, yellow-centred, rotate flowers, solitary, or two to three together, on naked stalks.
It has large white flowers and grows freely in peaty soil in shady borders.
Dissitiflora, 6 to 8 in., with large handsome abundant sky-blue flowers, is the best and earliest, flowering from February onwards; it does well in light cool soils, preferring peaty ones, and should be renewed annually from seeds or cuttings.
It is peculiarly adapted for peaty soils, and is accordingly a favourite crop in the fen lands of England, and on recently reclaimed mosses and moors elsewhere.
Lime in the caustic state is beneficially applied to soils which contain an excess of inert vegetable matter, and hence may be used for the improvement of old garden soils saturated with humus, or of peaty soils not thoroughly reclaimed.
Japonica, I to 12 ft., better known as Hoteia japonica or Spiraea japonica, thrives in peaty or sandy soil; its glossy tripinnate leaves, and feathery panicles of white flowers early in summer, are very attractive.
Mixed peaty and loamy soil, deep and cool.
Requires moist peaty soil.
Dissitiflora, 6 to 8 in., with large, handsome and abundant sky-blue flowers, is the best and earliest, flowering from February onwards; it does well in light cool soils, preferring peaty ones, and should be renewed annually from seeds or cuttings.
They all require moist, peaty soil in warm, sheltered nooks.
Likes plenty of water and a moist peaty soil or marshy place.
Pretty dwarf iridaceous plants, thriving in peaty soil.