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Cleft bog-moss

SPHAGNUM RIPARIUM

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Cleft bog-moss

SPHAGNUM RIPARIUM

mosses

Cleft bog-moss is a large, bright green moss with a large and prominent pointed tip of the loop. The branch leaves are long, narrow and long-pointed. The light-colored stem breaks with a snap when folded.

Cleft bog-moss grows on low and medium nutrient bogs, waterfronts and marshes. Prevalence area covers the coniferous forest zone of the Northern Hemisphere. Common in northern Scandinavia, less common in southern parts.

Cleft bog-moss lives most often in open bogs, which are of great importance in our cultural history. Different species of Sphagnum mosses are antiseptic and have been used in wound healing in historical times, for example during both World Wars.

Cleft bog-moss is a common basic species. It forms extensive vegetations and its colonies can be thousands of years old.

Cleft bog-moss

SPHAGNUM RIPARIUM

wooddeadwoodstage of developmentkey biotopes
aspen
aspen
1-5y
grove
birch
birch
6-20y
ridge
pine
pine
21-50y
rock
spruce
spruce
51-100y
spring
other
other
stream
swamp
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