Demonstration Wetlands Garden Project

Water Mill Museum, Old Mill Road, Water Mill, New York

Sphagnum   Sphagnum cymbifolium

 

This peat-bog moss spreads via creeping stems that can form dense stands in nutrient poor, acidic water-logged soil.  Sundews, cranberries and other bog-loving plants colonize in dense mats of sphagnum, and frogs, dragonflies and other insects and wildlife feed on the tiny microscopic plants and animals that live in the moss.

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