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Sphagnum

Sphagnum henryense

Description:

Plants usually greenish-yellow tinged; Large, dense capitulum. Microscopic images show large (dead) hyline cells among the smaller (live) green cells. These hyline cells swell with water from the immediate water table, allowing the sphagnum to be non-dormant and functioning during hot or dry periods.

Habitat:

shaded fen/bog. Growing under a short canopy of western hemlocks. This individual was collected from the near margin of the bog.


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MilesBerkey
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MilesBerkey

Washington, USA

Lat: 47.41, Long: -122.09

Spotted on Nov 9, 2013
Submitted on Nov 27, 2013

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