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Sphagnum subnitens

Sphagnum subnitens


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.


Grassy fen with Spirea, Drosera


Genetic work analyzing specimens throughout the northeastern pacific, has shown to be but one cloned individual!

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Washington, USA

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

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