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Definition of sphagnum

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Definition as written by Greenwood:

Growing in very wet places, the partly carbonized remains of these plants is used as a mulch and plant food

Definition as written by Floridian:

Various mosses native to bogs are called sphagnum. Much of the peat moss sold is composed partly or entirely of decomposed sphagnum. These mosses also are collected live and packaged in whole pieces, fresh or dried. They are often used for lining hanging baskets and for air layering.

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