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Fringed bogmoss

(Sphagnum strictum)

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Description

A medium-sized species, growing in mats or loose hummocks. Branch leaves are a mix of light and whitish-green, sometimes with pale salmon-pink or brown at the tip. Occasionally, a few stems have whole leaves that are more or less pale tan. Branch leaves are sometimes straight, but are generally strongly curved away from the branch, pointed, with a truncate tip that has small teeth (seen with a -20 hand lens). Stems are pale green to light brown, never dark. Stem leaves are minute, only about a quarter of the length of the branch leaves, triangular and point downwards. Capsules are frequent

Taxonomic tree:

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