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Sphagnum capillifolium (Ehrh.) Hedw.

General Information
Symbol: SPCA70
Group: Moss
Family: Sphagnaceae
Growth Habit: Nonvascular
Native Status: NA   N
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Symbol Scientific Name
SPAC3 Sphagnum acutifolium Ehrh. ex Schrad.
SPCA71 Sphagnum capillaceum (Weiss.) Schrank
SPNE3 Sphagnum nemoreum Scop., nom. dub.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Division Bryophyta – Mosses
Subdivision Musci
Class Sphagnopsida – Peat mosses
Subclass Sphagnidae
Order Sphagnales
Family Sphagnaceae
Genus Sphagnum L. – sphagnum
Species Sphagnum capillifolium (Ehrh.) Hedw. – sphagnum

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