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Sphagnum palustre

Sphagnum palustre L.

 

 

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”
SpeciespalustreGrowing in marshes

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Sphagnum palustre description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 23 Aug 2013.

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Sphagnum palustre

10/5/2012 · Willard Brook State Park, Townsend, MA
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm) ID is uncertain