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Old 09-13-2015, 03:16 PM   #1
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Default Do Mosses go in here?

Do all mosses look the same to you as you walk through the woods? I have photographed 60 that really say they are different. Here are some to get you interested in looking closer at them and how wonderful they are when you see where and what they grow on.
01Alpine Moss, Polytrichum alpinum
02Badge Moss, Plagiomnium insigne
03Broom Moss, Dicranum scopariumdge
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Old 09-14-2015, 10:00 PM   #2
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pawprint Absolutely moss goes here!

I was quite glad to see the interesting examples you have shown kildale.

Of your three examples, I only have experience with the third example, the 03Broom Moss, Dicranum scopariumdge, isn't it a beautiful shade of green, and the mature moss remains quite green, thick, & soft if left undisturbed. I haven't had the greatest success with Broom moss transplants, but I have had some success growing it in very well drained (gravely) areas. I've got some growing now in another area, that has more shade than my previous experiments, and the Broom moss seems to have established OK, (installed about 2 months ago) only time will tell if he truly likes it there. In fact I just washed it off with the water hose today. (getting ready for the fall leaves to drop soon)

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Old 09-14-2015, 11:00 PM   #3
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Pleased that someone is interested in mosses. Here are three more that I have photographed.
California Amphidium Moss, Amphidium californicum
Carpet Moss, Plagiomnium ellipticum.
Coiled-leaf Moss, Hypnum circinale
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Old 09-14-2015, 11:07 PM   #4
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Oh I like them as well!
Quite a few remind me of other forms of life.
Some of my favorite adventures have ended in me plopping myself down into a thick carpet of moss and running my fingers across its surface. Sometimes kicked back and face up it's so comfy!
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Old 09-14-2015, 11:28 PM   #5
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I have photographed, and have the names of 62 mosses.
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Old 09-15-2015, 09:55 AM   #6
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Taking the time to add and share what you yourself have gathered together really adds interest to W.G.'s site Thank you so much!!!!
I'm enjoying the show immensely. Keep em coming....Someday, I too hope to have names added to my mossy mat menagerie.
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I noticed that I should put these into the Cryptogams section.
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Hmmm Little did-do I know what a Cryptogam was-is... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptogam
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I didn't want to say I had no idea about that as well.
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That's ok....I figure if I don't know what something is...Perhaps others might not either so I do a search, retrieve and share. We all learn from one another. That's what's important.
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