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10. Wetlands.

Many wetlands are dominated by pleurocarps which are not easy to learn, called "brown mosses" to distinguish them from Sphagnum. Most of the regional bryophyte dominated wetlands are fens dominated by members of the Amblystegiaceae, rather than bogs dominated by Sphagnum. Sphagnum bogs are relatively uncommon in Oregon, found mainly along the coast and in subalpine wetlands. There are several species of conservation concern in wetlands. The Fontinalis listed here is most common in standing water while F. neomexicana is more commmon in running water. PHOTO: Quaking Aspen Swamp

Aulacomnium palustre.

Bryum pseudotriquetrum.

Fontinalis antipyretica.

Philonotis fontana.

Sphagnum fuscum, Sphagnum russowii.

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