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Red bogmoss

(Sphagnum nemoreum)

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Description

Sphagnum capillifolium, the red bogmoss or small red peat moss, is a species of peat moss native to Canada, the northern United States, Greenland and Europe. Small red peat can be distinguished by its sweeping, outward-curving branches that resemble tresses.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum:
Class: Sphagnopsida
Order:Sphagnales
Family:Sphagnaceae
Genus:Sphagnales
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