Sphagnum moss is often referred to as “The building block of bogs”
Special characteristics of sphagnum moss:
It has the ability to hold large amounts of water like a sponge.
It lowers the pH of its surroundings which limits the growth of plants that have a low tolerance to acidity.
It produces an acid that prevents bacteria growth and plant decomposition.
About lacawac sanctuary
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