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Sphagnum group Subsecundum. Plant ochre-yellow. Stem: brown-orange, hyaline cells at cross section more or less bistratose. Branch leaves small, secund. Pores of hyaline cells in chain-like rows following the walls of the length of the cell, mostly 1/2-1/3 the distance between fibrils, but sometimes covering stretching the entire distance.
Lake margin peat bog.
I believe this specimen to be S. contortum but since it is a rare species in Washington State, it should be verified.
Spotted on Mar 20, 2014
Submitted on Mar 26, 2014
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