Sphagnum palustre

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Sphagnum palustre: for more photos, see Sitka Nature Photo Gallery for Sphagnum palustre
Sphagnum palustre: Status of this species is unclear. Included in Worley as occuring in the Sitka area, but BFNA Account for Sphagnum palustre does not have it occuring in Alaska.

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Other References

Worley's Map of Collection Records for Sphagnum palustre

Ian Worley

Southeastern Alaska Distribution: Probably common and widespread.
Habitat: A species of more or less shaded, boggy sites, usually where ponds are common or where it is wet; also in open peatlands.
Comments: Sometimes with sporophytes. "Amphiatlantic and amphipacific, slightly suboceanic; southern boreal to tropical." (Isoviita, 1966).

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