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Mire Plants
Last Update
20.03.2014

The most recent collection with 38 plant species in the Botanical Garden is Mire Plants. Collection was established in 2006 and was funded by the Latvian Environmental Protection Fund.

Total area of Mire Plant collection takes 120 m2 with especially prepared peat soil. Most of these plants are typical to transition mires or raised bogs. 8 species of this collection are rare or protected in Latvia, for example dwarf Birch Betula nana, cross-leaved Heath Erica tetralix, Bog-myrtle Myrica gale and species from orchid family. For the present this is the only exposition of such kind in Latvia.

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