Sphagnum palustre L.
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subdivision||Musci||Mosses (all 12,000 of them)|
|Class||Sphagnopsida||Includes only Sphagnidae|
|Subclass||Sphagnidae||Includes mostly sphagnum mosses; also Ambuchanania, Eosphagnum, and Flatbergium, each containing a single species|
|Order||Sphagnales||Includes mostly sphagnum mosses; also Ambuchanania, Eosphagnum, and Flatbergium, each containing a single species|
|Family||Sphagnaceae||A family of moss with only one living genus: Sphagnum|
|Genus||Sphagnum||From Latin sphagnos, “a kind of moss”|
|Species||palustre||Growing in marshes|
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Sphagnum palustre description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 23 Aug 2013.
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10/5/2012 · Willard Brook State Park, Townsend, MA
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm) ID is uncertain