So, let me get this straight... (moss question)

SquiverJune 15, 2013

So, feather moss... Is there but a single species of it, or are there many different species attributed to that name? Many different genuses?

I know the term merely describes the fern-like shape of the "fronds", but how many different species share that shape?

And, perhaps, specifically, what sort of moss do I have here, then? (I was an idiot and didn't think to take a picture of it before I put it in the pendant).

I found it growing in what I'm fairly sure is a mixed coniferous/deciduous forest, growing on soil.

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Michaela(z6+ TN)

Thuidium is referred to as a' feather moss' and yours looks similar to the moss pictured here that grows prolifically in Tennessee.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 2:02PM
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lycopus(z5 NY)

Some names used to describe that branching pattern are frondose or pinnate. Thuidium delicatulum is a common large one but there are others like Ptilium crista-castrensis, Hylocomium splendens, Hypnum imponens, etc.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2013 at 4:40PM
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