Sphagnum Moss

  • (noun): Any of various pale or ashy mosses of the genus Sphagnum whose decomposed remains form peat.
    Synonyms: sphagnum, peat moss, bog moss

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Mendon Ponds Park - Geography
... land structures, including a kettle hole known as the "Devil's Bathtub," eskers, a floating sphagnum moss peat bog, and kames ... of the line of other glacial ponds and lakes near the "Bathtub," there is a sphagnum moss peat bog, where the build-up of moss has created a floating ... acidity buildup and lack of decay caused by the sphagnum moss, the bog is home to a number of carnivorous plants, including sundew and pitcher plants ...
Sphagnum - Uses
... Decayed, compacted sphagnum moss has the name of peat or peat moss ... A distinction is sometimes made between sphagnum moss, the live moss growing on top of a peat bog, and 'sphagnum peat moss' (North American usage) or 'sphagnum peat ... Dried sphagnum moss is also used in northern Arctic regions as an insulating material ...

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