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Sphagnum subnitens

Sphagnum subnitens

Description:

Plant forming dense mats, rising mounds. Color ranging from nearly all green in more shaded sites, to yellow-red-purple in highly exposed sites. capitulum relatively large, fascicles long, extending over top of neighboring plants; strong metallic sheen throughout the plant; fascicles with 2 spreading, and 1-2 pendant; stem leaves triangular lingulate with acute apex, aporose, and efibrillose; branch leaves up to 1-2 mm in length or larger, ovate-lanceolate, large pores, chlorophyllous cells triangular and exposed on concave surface.

Habitat:

Grassy fen with Spirea, Drosera

Notes:

Genetic work analyzing specimens throughout the northeastern pacific, has shown to be but one cloned individual! http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_new...

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Washington, USA

Lat: 47.93, Long: -121.77

Spotted on Sep 1, 2014
Submitted on Sep 6, 2014

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