Story: Mosses

Sphagnum moss (4th of 6)

Sphagnum moss

Extensive masses of Sphagnum moss species are made up of tufts of leafy branches spread along an upright, flexible stem, which extends for tens of centimetres into swampy ground.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Mosses - New Zealand mosses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007