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Sphagnum

genus of mosses, peat moss

Sphagnum is a genus of about 120 species of mosses.[1] Sphagnum moss can store water. Both living and dead plants can soak up water. Their cells; plants can hold up to 1 billion times as much water as their dry weight, depending on the species.

Sphagnum
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Sphagnum flexuosum
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Sphagnum

Sphagnum helps make peat bogs in temperate wetlands.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Sphagnum on theplantlist". Theplantlist.org. Retrieved 2013-09-11.