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Sagina subulata ‘Aurea’

 

Scotch Moss

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassCaryophyllidaeCacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts
OrderCaryophyllalesIncludes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants
FamilyCaryophyllaceaePink or carnation family
GenusSaginaFrom the Latin sagina, “stuffing, fattening,” from the “fattening” qualities of forage on which sheep quickly thrive
SpeciessubulataAwl-shaped
Cultivar‘Aurea’

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Sagina subulata ‘Aurea’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 26 May 2010.

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Sagina subulata (Scotch Moss)

8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 31 × 21" (79 × 52 cm)

Sagina subulata (Scotch Moss)

8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 8 × 5" (20 × 13 cm)

Range: Zones 4-9:

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