sphagnum moss

(Sphagnum spp.)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

 

sphagnum moss

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Nativity

Native

Occurrence

Common

Habitat

Peat bogs

 

 


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Distribution Distribution Map  

Sources: 7, 10, 24.


Comments

There are 33 species of sphagnum moss (Sphagnum sp.) that have been identified in Minnesota.

Sphagnum peat moss is the dead decaying matter beneath the live layer of sphagnum moss.


Taxonomy

No Rank:

Bryophyta (mosses)

 

No Rank:

Sphagnophytina (Moss Superclass II )

 

Class:

Sphagnopsida

 

Order:

Sphagnales

 

Family:

Sphagnaceae

 
Synonyms

 

 
Common
Names

peat moss

sphagnum moss


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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  Sphagnum Moss
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Published on Oct 13, 2012

How to grow SPHAGNUM MOSS! Sphagnum moss holds up to 20 times its own weight in water and is ESSENTIAL for many soil mixes intended to hold lots of moisture! In this video you'll learn how to grow your own.

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  Boreal Forest Part 2 Sphagnum Moss
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Published on Aug 5, 2013

Identifying Sphagnum Moss and some video of the Spruce Moose Forest of Western Alberta Canada.

 
     

 

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August 2017

Location: Lake Shore, MN, Cass County

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