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Sphagnum Moss

Sphagnum spp.

Plant Data

Order:
Sphagnales
Family:
Sphagnaceae (Sphagnum Moss)
Flowers:
Flowerless. Mosses reproduces using spores or asexually.
Fruit:
A globular spore capsule. The spores are black.
Leaves:
There are several species of Sphagnum Moss. They all are similar in appearance but they can range in colour from red, pink, green and orange. From above, the leaves are star-shaped. The leaves absorb water very easily and is why they thrive in peaty soil and boggy habitats. Sphagnum Moss is mat-forming.
Maximum Size:
5cm tall.
Other Names:
Peat Moss.
Habitats:
Bogs, heathland, marshes, moorland, mountains, wetland.