sphagnum moss

sphagnum moss
noun
any of various pale or ashy mosses of the genus Sphagnum whose decomposed remains form peat
Syn: ↑sphagnum, ↑peat moss, ↑bog moss
Hypernyms: ↑moss
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Sphagnum

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  • Moss Lake Bog — located in the town of Caneadea, New York, outside of Houghton, New York is a 83 acre (340,000 m2) glacial kettle lake which filled with melt water and rain. Over time, sphagnum moss has grown over the open water, turning it into an acidic bog.… …   Wikipedia

  • Sphagnum — Taxobox name = Peat moss image width = 240px image caption = a clump of Sphagnum , peat moss regnum = Plantae divisio = Bryophyta classis = Sphagnopsida subclassis = Sphagnidae ordo = Sphagnales familia = Sphagnaceae genus = Sphagnum genus… …   Wikipedia

  • Moss — For other uses, see Moss (disambiguation). Moss Temporal range: Carboniferous[1] – recent …   Wikipedia

  • Sphagnum affine — Taxobox name = Sphagnum affine regnum = Plantae divisio = Bryophyta classis = Sphagnopsida subclassis = Sphagnidae ordo = Sphagnales familia = Sphagnaceae genus = Sphagnum species = S. affine binomial = Sphagnum affine Sphagnum affine is a… …   Wikipedia

  • Sphagnum — kiminas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Kimininių šeimos (Sphagnaceae) lapuotųjų samanų gentis (Sphagnum). Skiriama Sphagnum 320 rūšių. Paplitę vidutinio ir šaltojo klimato srityse. Auga tundroje, pelkėse, pelkėtuose… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • moss — mosslike, adj. /maws, mos/, n. 1. any tiny, leafy stemmed, flowerless plant of the class Musci, reproducing by spores and growing in tufts, sods, or mats on moist ground, tree trunks, rocks, etc. 2. a growth of such plants. 3. any of various… …   Universalium

  • Moss — /maws, mos/, n. Howard, born 1922, U.S. poet, editor, and playwright. * * * I Any of at least 12,000 species of small, spore bearing land plants in the bryophyte division, found worldwide except in salt water. Mosses are simple and ancient plants …   Universalium

  • sphagnum — /ˈsfægnəm / (say sfagnuhm) noun any of the mosses constituting the genus Sphagnum, found chiefly in temperate regions of high rainfall and low insolation, where they may build up deep layers of peat; used by gardeners in potting and packing… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • sphagnum — n. (pl. sphagna) (in full sphagnum moss) any moss of the genus Sphagnum, growing in bogs and peat, and used as packing esp. for plants, as fertilizer, etc. Etymology: mod.L f. Gk sphagnos a moss …   Useful english dictionary

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