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4 November 2022 Common Bryophytes from the Sax-Zim Bog Important Bird Area in St. Louis County, Minnesota
Jeremy A. Hartsock, Kelly Beaster, Clinton Dexter-Nienhaus
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We identified 68 bryophytes (4 liverworts, 64 mosses) during three days of sampling five Friends of Sax-Zim Bog (FOSZB) properties and five additional sites within the surrounding 147,000-acre Sax-Zim Bog Important Bird Area in St. Louis County, Minnesota. The landscape types surveyed are loosely categorized as upland, forested wetland, moderate-rich fen, poor fen, restored fen and bog. In total, this survey added 50 species (3 liverworts, 47 mosses) to a previous FOSZB bryophyte species list for a total of 78 bryophyte species (4 liverworts, 74 mosses) documented in the greater Sax-Zim Bog region. Over 20% of the bryophytes found were in the genus Sphagnum. Our updated list of common bryophytes will be used by FOSZB staff for educational purposes to inform FOSZB visitors about local bryoflora.

Jeremy A. Hartsock, Kelly Beaster, and Clinton Dexter-Nienhaus "Common Bryophytes from the Sax-Zim Bog Important Bird Area in St. Louis County, Minnesota," Evansia 39(2), 54-65, (4 November 2022). https://doi.org/10.1639/0747-9859-39.2.54
Published: 4 November 2022
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