Friday, 2 April 2021

One Clump, Two Mosses

    Obviously, I live at a low-excitement level, because yesterday one of the most interesting things I saw  was this clump of moss.  I was walking across the plank bridge at the outflow of my pond when I spotted this spark of color.  Upon closer inspection I saw that the clump of moss was made up of two separate species.  The yellowish green bit in the middle is called False-Polytrichum (don’t confuse it with the real Polytrichum).  The feather-like moss radiating from the edge of the clump has a more people-friendly name—Knight’s Plume.

    I have always been fascinated by mosses and this time of year, before all the other plants explode in growth, they are thriving and more noticeable.

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