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Nolan's solution included lining the bottom of the bed with 6 inches of water-absorbent sphagnum moss and a layer of hardware cloth.
Mines can use sphagnum to filter out toxins from pits where by-products are collected.
Botany cannot go farther than tell me the names of the shrubs which grow there,—the high-blueberry, panicled andromeda, lambkill, azalea, and rhodora,—all standing in the quaking sphagnum.
Bogs are generally more open, characterized by an abundance of sphagnum, a superabsorbent moss, and the accretion of peat.
Also known as sphagnum, peat moss thrives in cold, damp climates like those of the British Isles and northern Germany.
And as botanist P.G. Ayres writes, sphagnum was just as popular on the other side of the battle lines.
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