Story: Wetlands

Sphagnum moss bog

Sphagnum moss bog

Sphagnum moss is an important peat-forming plant of cold, infertile bogs. Leafy, growing cushions form above its dead remains, which turn to peat.

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Peter Johnson, 'Wetlands - Reeds, rushes, sedges and low growers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/14349/sphagnum-moss-bog (accessed 18 November 2019)

Story by Peter Johnson, published 24 Sep 2007