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Sphagnum Moss

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
DivisionBryophytaMosses
SubdivisionMusciMosses (all 12,000 of them)
ClassSphagnopsidaIncludes only Sphagnidae
SubclassSphagnidaeIncludes mostly sphagnum mosses; also Ambuchanania, Eosphagnum, and Flatbergium, each containing a single species
OrderSphagnalesIncludes mostly sphagnum mosses; also Ambuchanania, Eosphagnum, and Flatbergium, each containing a single species
FamilySphagnaceaeA family of moss with only one living genus: Sphagnum
GenusSphagnumFrom Latin sphagnos, “a kind of moss”

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Sphagnum (Sphagnum Moss)

Sphagnum Moss (Sphagnum) · 10/3/2010 · Tarkill Interpretive Trail, Rte 402, Poconos, Peck’s Pond, PA
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm) Species not yet identified

Sphagnum (Sphagnum Moss)

Sphagnum Moss (Sphagnum) · 6/10/2012 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 5 × 3½" (13 × 9.2 cm) Species not yet identified

Sphagnum (Sphagnum Moss)

Sphagnum Moss (Sphagnum) · 10/3/2010 · Tarkill Interpretive Trail, Rte 402, Poconos, Peck’s Pond, PA
≈ 11 × 7" (27 × 18 cm) Species not yet identified

Sphagnum (Sphagnum Moss)

Sphagnum Moss (Sphagnum) · 10/3/2010 · Tarkill Interpretive Trail, Rte 402, Poconos, Peck’s Pond, PA
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm) Species not yet identified