Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wetland Plant of the Week #12

Sphagnum spp.

“Sphagnum Moss”

Small (1-10cm), obligate, non-vascular plant with tightly arranged clusters of branch fascicles, usually found growing as a dense mat (Picture 2).

Neither flowers nor seeds are present in this Bryophyte with reproduction occurring by fragmentation.

Sphagnum mat, between grasses

Photographed last week in Volusia County, Florida

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