Baltic bog-moss Sphagnum balticum

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An attractive moss.

It can be difficult to spot, since it resembles and sometimes grows together with the commoner moss Sphagnum recurvum.

Distribution

It is now restricted to two sites in Britain - one in Northumberland and the other in Perthshire, Scotland. Sites have been lost in the past due to peat extraction and afforestation.

Habitat

Lowland peaty bogs

Status

It is protected by Schedule 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

Key threats

The most important current threats are probably nutrient enrichment and climate warming.