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Sphagnum
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Sphagnum flexuosum
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
Sphagnopsida
Order:
Sphagnales
Family:
Sphagnaceae
Genus:
Sphagnum

Sphagnum is a genus of about 120 species of mosses. Sphagnum moss can store water. Both living and dead plants can soak up water. Their cells; plants can hold up to 1 billion times as much water as their dry weight, depending on the species.

Sphagnum helps make peat bogs in temperate wetlands.

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