All Hail Your Peat Moss Overlords

What do Alexander the Great, Napoleon Bonaparte and peat moss have in common? Apparently, they all conquered nations.

According to BBC, a study published inMolecular Ecology has found that the common peat moss Sphagnum subnitens is genetically identical across northwestern North America. What does this mean? It means that every sample originated from a single parent. And this parent apparently conquered North America in under 300 years.

Sphagnum Subnitens Peat Moss: The Plant That Conquered America

 

 

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