The Moss Forest: A World in Miniature - The Sphagnum World

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The Moss Forest: A World in Miniature
The Sphagnum World


(The Moss Forest - The Sphagnum World - 04) On 3 April 2011 we took this and the following photos of a growth of sphagnum moss before all the fine feathery tips had opened. According to the literature, there are between 151 and 300 species of sphagnum moss, which when dried is sold commercially as peat moss. While living, sphagnum moss can hold up to 20 times its dry weight in water, which is very similar to most fresh green vegetables.
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