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Sphagnum flexuosum

Sphagnum flexuosum Dozy & Molk.

 

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”
SpeciesflexuosumTortuous, zigzag

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Sphagnum flexuosum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 15 Nov 2013.

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Sphagnum flexuosum (Sphagnum Moss)

1/13/2005 · Fort Columbia, WA ID is uncertain