The Cheetah of Mosses

Not noted for their speed and agility, the individuals in this species of peat moss are “the most genetically uniform widespread group of plants known.” It turns out that each individual Sphagnum subnitens in northwestern North America is genetically identical and descended from a single parent plant. READ MORE

Sphagnum subnitens. Photo by Eric Karlin.

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