Sphagnum | Cartwheel Bay (S.C.)

 Sphagnum cymbifolium
• Economically important species
• Pale green-gray color
• Poorly developed vascular system
• Lacks true roots, stems or leaves
• Often used with other plants in hanging baskets to absorb and retain moisture
• In the past, used as surgical dressing
• Lives in moist, shady areas in temperate and tropical regions

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