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Sphagnum squarrosum

Spiky bog moss, sphagnum moss

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
DivisionBryophytaMosses
SubdivisionMusciMosses (all 12,000 of them)
ClassSphagnopsidaIncludes only Sphagnidae
SubclassSphagnidaeIncludes mostly sphagnum mosses; also Ambuchanania, Eosphagnum, and Flatbergium, each containing a single species
OrderSphagnalesIncludes mostly sphagnum mosses; also Ambuchanania, Eosphagnum, and Flatbergium, each containing a single species
FamilySphagnaceaeA family of moss with only one living genus: Sphagnum
GenusSphagnumFrom Latin sphagnos, “a kind of moss”
Speciessquarrosum

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Sphagnum squarrosum (spiky bog moss, sphagnum moss)

5/25/2014 · Pearl Hill State Park, Ashby, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 8 × 5" (19 × 12 cm)

Sphagnum squarrosum (spiky bog moss, sphagnum moss)

12/10/2011 · Groton Place and Sabine Woods, Groton, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 8 × 5" (19 × 13 cm)

 

Sphagnum squarrosum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 5 Oct 2021.

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Sphagnum squarrosum (spiky bog moss, sphagnum moss)

12/10/2011 · Groton Place and Sabine Woods, Groton, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm)

Sphagnum squarrosum (spiky bog moss, sphagnum moss)

9/4/2021 · Bradbury Mountain, Pownal, Maine
≈ 4½ × 3" (11 × 7.9 cm)

Sphagnum squarrosum (spiky bog moss, sphagnum moss)

8/17/2021 · Center Pond Preserve, Red Trail, Phippsburg, Maine
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm)

Sphagnum squarrosum (spiky bog moss, sphagnum moss)

9/4/2020 · Wilson’s Cove Trail, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, Harpswell, Maine
≈ 5 × 3½" (12 × 8.7 cm)

Sphagnum squarrosum (spiky bog moss, sphagnum moss)

10/1/2013 · Beaver Brook Assn Conservation Lands, Chestnut Farm, Hollis, New Hamp­shire
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm)