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    i saw some within a few thousand feet from the seashore in maine, in a wet ditch. They may not be in very dense mats, but they are there
    that makes no logic

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    It's even colder in Maine so I would think that I could find some here, but it wouldn't be easy to find... I should research a bit.
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    Where I live it is very rare and on the state's endangered species list...
    (S.E. Kentucky)

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    I didn't think they would put that sort of thing on an endangered species list. It's not like it's endangered in all of the US. That's weird.
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    Family: Sphagnaceae

    Protection Status:
    State Status: E (endangered)
    USFWS Status:

    Global Rank: G5
    State Rank: S1?




    Habitat:
    In KY, seeping sandstone outcrops.

    Species Description:
    Sphagnum moss.

    Phenology:


    Additional Information at NatureServe

    Diagnostic Characteristics:


    Management:
    The habitat for this species is especially sensitive to changes in hydrology and not likely to withstand much alteration. Grazing or browsing pressure, vegetation removal, hydrologic changes (i.e. stream alterations road construction) would be detrimental.

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    Yep. I even found some in the old swamp where we used to go catching tadpoles and frogs in northwestern Penna.
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    Peter D'Amato in wrote that you can usually get live Sphagnum from LFS by placing some very wet LFS in a sealed plastic bag and keep it in a cool, bright area. With luck, after many weeks (he didn't say how many) live Sphagnum should sprout from any propagules in the LFS. He said even so-called sterilized LFS often sprouts.

    California Carnivores usually sells starters. My sister bought a handful in October when she visited their nursery even though the website said it was out of stock. Apparently a couple of racoons got into their tub of Sphagnum moss and decimated it. They had it listed on their website last month. I would call them or email them, or take up av8tor1's offer for a starter.
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    Haaa, actually someone else just PM'd me with an offer so I took it just as an impulse. (I still greatly appreciate av8tor1's offer nonetheless.) I think I may still try to grow some from my dead LFS just as an experiment. Might just take a while. :/ I'll be sure to post when/if I do get some sprouts.

    This summer I'm planning to go explorin' at some swamps (if I can find any). I'm hoping to find some wherever I go (among other things) since I originally had no idea that it grows here. Makes me wonder what CPs I can find out here....
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