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Brocade Moss (Callicladium imponens)

Observer

rockerboo

Date

October 7, 2012 04:39 PM EDT

Description

Looks like its growing on a rock.

Brocade Moss - Photo (c) Ken Kellman, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Ken Kellman
skoksvalley's ID: Brocade Moss (Callicladium imponens)
Added on September 03, 2021
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Lyell's Bristle-Moss (Pulvigera lyellii)

Observer

seankani

Date

February 17, 2012

Description

This Orthotrichum was found growing on an alder tree along the waters of Mud Bay. It was about ten feet up in the air, hence the shot from below. There were also extensive mats of Kindbergia on the ground, and a variety of lichens on the tree.

Lyell's Bristle-Moss - Photo (c) Wendy Feltham, all rights reserved, uploaded by Wendy Feltham
skoksvalley's ID: Lyell's Bristle-Moss (Pulvigera lyellii)
Added on August 24, 2020
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What

Brocade Moss (Callicladium imponens)

Observer

rockerboo

Date

October 7, 2012 04:39 PM EDT

Description

Looks like its growing on a rock.

Brocade Moss - Photo (c) Ken Kellman, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Ken Kellman
skoksvalley's ID: Brocade Moss (Hypnum imponens [inactive])
Added on November 20, 2012
Maverick
(Inactive Taxon)

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Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Observer

bigkage

Date

September 5, 2009

Description

On the shore of Hood Canal.

Tags

Great Blue Heron - Photo (c) Dan Roach, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Dan Roach
skoksvalley's ID: Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
Added on November 20, 2012
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Stairstep Moss (Hylocomium splendens)

Observer

mossy

Date

April 12, 2012

Description

On a log near the trail, this grows nice a big here.

Stairstep Moss - Photo (c) Sheila, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
skoksvalley's ID: Stairstep Moss (Hylocomium splendens)
Added on May 19, 2012
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What

Sphagnum Mosses (Genus Sphagnum)

Observer

mossy

Date

April 26, 2012

Description

We found this growing in the ditch on the road that leads to the Upper South Fork Skokomish trail.

This was a surprise find!

Sphagnum Mosses - Photo HermannSchachner, no known copyright restrictions (public domain)
skoksvalley's ID: Sphagnum Mosses (Genus Sphagnum)
Added on May 19, 2012
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What

Menzies' Tree Moss (Leucolepis acanthoneura)

Observer

boedan27

Date

March 18, 2012

Description

I observed this moss at approximately 17:00 in the woods behind where I live. The temperature was about 55 degrees Fahrenheit and sunny. This dendroid moss lived upon a rotting log on the forest floor. The plant did not have rhizome-like rhizoids.

Menzies' Tree Moss - Photo (c) T. Abe Lloyd, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by T. Abe Lloyd
skoksvalley's ID: Menzies' Tree Moss (Leucolepis acanthoneura)
Added on March 30, 2012
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What

Juniper Haircap Moss (Polytrichum juniperinum)

Observer

mossy

Date

March 19, 2012

Place

Lacey (Google, OSM)

Description

Found both male and female plants side by side in full "flower"

Juniper Haircap Moss - Photo (c) Carlos G Velazco-Macias, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Carlos G Velazco-Macias
skoksvalley's ID: Juniper Haircap Moss (Polytrichum juniperinum)
Added on March 30, 2012
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What

Neat Feather-Moss (Pseudoscleropodium purum)

Observer

mossy

Date

March 4, 2012

Description

This moss is a relative new comer to North America. It is native to Europe. In Europe it is used for packing material when mailing items. It is believe that this moss came to North America via the mail.

In North America it is said to grow exclusivly in urban yards. This is not true as it also grows on the side walks.

I hope this moss invades and takes over my entire lawn so I won't have to mow it anymore.

Pseudoscleropodium purum in the Pacific Northwest
Elva Lawton
The Bryologist , Vol. 63, No. 4 (Winter, 1960), pp. 235-237
Published by: American Bryological and Lichenological Society
Article Stable URL: http://0-www.jstor.org.cals.evergreen.edu/stable/3240561

A European Feather Moss, Pseudoscleropodium purum, Naturalized Widely in New York State in Cemeteries
Norton G. Miller and Norman Trigoboff
The Bryologist , Vol. 104, No. 1 (Spring, 2001), pp. 98-103
Published by: American Bryological and Lichenological Society
Article Stable URL: http://0-www.jstor.org.cals.evergreen.edu/stable/3244919

Neat Feather-Moss - Photo (c) wojtest, all rights reserved, uploaded by wojtest
skoksvalley's ID: Neat Feather-Moss (Pseudoscleropodium purum)
Added on March 11, 2012
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What

Wall Screw-Moss (Tortula muralis)

Observer

mossy

Date

March 10, 2012

Description

This is fun little moss that was lodged in the cracks of a small brick wall. It always seems to grow with grimmea.

The genus has been changed to
Syntrichia but it's only listed at Tortula in Inat. This is the model moss for studying dessication tolerance. It is also an urban moss that can tolerate some pollution.

Wall Screw-Moss - Photo (c) Kim Falck, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Kim Falck
skoksvalley's ID: Wall Screw-Moss (Tortula muralis)
Added on March 11, 2012
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What

Grey-cushioned Grimmia (Grimmia pulvinata)

Observer

mossy

Date

March 10, 2012

Description

I really like this cute little cushion moss. I think the way that it keeps it's sporophytes tucked in is really cute. But I can't see this without a hand lens or a microphotograph.

This was hanging out on a brick wall with it's friend Tortula muralis. Tortula has the upright sporophytes in the background. I always see those two mosses growing together. They like the same niche I think.

Why does Tortula muralis get all the press when this moss is so much more adorable?

Grey-cushioned Grimmia - Photo (c) Paul Cook, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by Paul Cook
skoksvalley's ID: Grey-cushioned Grimmia (Grimmia pulvinata)
Added on March 11, 2012
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Observer

clockradiofloss

Date

March 2, 2012

Place

Hoqiam, WA (Google, OSM)

Description

On well decayed Tsuga heterophylla, on Beacon Hill Drive

Buxbaumia - Photo (c) Rob Curtis, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by Rob Curtis
skoksvalley's ID: Genus Buxbaumia, a member of Mosses (Phylum Bryophyta)
Added on March 04, 2012
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What

Greasewort (Aneura pinguis)

Observer

calyptra

Date

February 25, 2012

Description

I actually found this simple thalloid liverwort a few weeks ago, but I had to go back to do a photo shoot with it! The streambank where it was growing was a mixture of gravel sized rocks. It was both submerged in the fast running water and up on the bank. the sizes of the thalli varied greatly. Some were probably 1cm in length while others like this one pictured were more than 6cm long! The midrib really thins out before the margins, and if you look closely the dark green color becomes somewhat translucent toward the edges.

Greasewort - Photo (c) martina_poeltl, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by martina_poeltl
skoksvalley's ID: Greasewort (Aneura pinguis)
Added on February 27, 2012
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Neat Feather-Moss (Pseudoscleropodium purum)

Observer

mossy

Date

February 3, 2012

Description

This large showy moss was escaping from an urban lawn and growing on the sidewalk on the north side of the block.

This moss seemed out of place in the city, it was too big and it seemed like it should be growing on a rotten log in the forest.

It was so big I thought it was a Rhytidiadelphus but it did not have a red stem and it was not growing in the right place to be that and it is julaceous.

I took it home and tried and tried to key it out with Madrono and then gave up and found it in my BBS book almost the instant I opened it.

I keyed it out in my BBS book too. Everything looks correct down to the quadrate basal cells near the costa up to the cucullate apex.

I forgot to take a macro photograph of it, but it looks big and julaceous. It's growth habit is prostrate to arching with somewhat unevenly pinnate branches. This is a pluerocarp but no sporophytes were present. The leaves are plicate, and the leaf shape is cordate.

One book that I read said that this moss grows exclusivly in urban lawns.

I think that in the true Scleropodium mosses the costa goes all the way up to the apex.

OK I did some more research and now I know why this was so much easier to find in my British moss book. This moss has only been in North America for a little while. They think it came here in packing material, it is endemic to Europe.

Neat Feather-Moss - Photo (c) wojtest, all rights reserved, uploaded by wojtest
skoksvalley's ID: Neat Feather-Moss (Pseudoscleropodium purum)
Added on February 26, 2012
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What

Lesser Pocket-Moss (Fissidens bryoides)

Observer

lemurph2

Date

February 23, 2012

Description

Found on Thursday 23 February 2012 at around 13:00 very near the beach off of the Everegreen beach trail. Found growing in very sandy soil on slope underneath outsticking tree roots. Very shady, moist habitat. Appears to be acrocarpous; sporophytes present and appear to be growing out of the tips of some stems. Identified as Fissidens genus by the presence of vaginant laminae.

Lesser Pocket-Moss - Photo (c) Don Loarie, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Don Loarie
skoksvalley's ID: Lesser Pocket-Moss (Fissidens bryoides)
Added on February 26, 2012
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What

Redshank (Ceratodon purpureus)

Observer

dkennedy

Date

February 18, 2012

Description

Park at Fir Meadows. Found what I believe to be Red Roof Moss growing on cement and on the ground around a cement block at the edge of the park. It is amall and growing in tufts. The sporophytes are reddish with upright capsules. The leaves are lance shaped and come to a sharp point.

Redshank - Photo (c) Kathy Webb + Bill Depew, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Kathy Webb + Bill Depew
skoksvalley's ID: Redshank (Ceratodon purpureus)
Added on February 26, 2012
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Yellow-ladle Liverwort (Scapania bolanderi)

Observer

clockradiofloss

Date

February 20, 2012

Description

On branch of rotten log next to willaby creek loop trail, Quinault, WA

Yellow-ladle Liverwort - Photo (c) Richard Droker, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
skoksvalley's ID: Yellow-ladle Liverwort (Scapania bolanderi)
Added on February 26, 2012
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Water Earwort (Scapania undulata)

Observer

mossy

Date

February 17, 2012

Description

This was growing about 35 feet up a very mature Big Leaf Maple tree (Acer macrophyllum). The tree with its many truncks fell across the trail so I was able to investigate the mid level-bryophytes growing on it.

Dorsal lobes are smaller than ventral lobes, both sets of lobes have teeth. Ventral lobe runs down stem, dorsal lobe does not.

This is growing as a turf with the tips curled down. On side view a stem looks very much like a green millipede with a red head.

Lobes are serrate at tip but entire near the base. Dorsal lobe is 1mm x 1mm ventral lobe is 2mm x1.5mm.

Cells are round to ovate size 25-30um. Plant is up to 5mm wide.

Green ovate balls on stalks were under dorsal lobes at tips of plant, if they were gemmea they were very big as I could clearly see the capsule and stalk with a 60X dissecting scope. Slo I think they must have been young sporophytes, especiall since I read that gemmea are only 2 celled.

Water Earwort - Photo (c) mossy, all rights reserved, uploaded by mossy
skoksvalley's ID: Water Earwort (Scapania undulata)
Added on February 19, 2012
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Oregon Beaked Moss (Kindbergia oregana)

Observer

seankani

Date

February 15, 2012

Description

This Kindbergia oregana was found growing in rich humus under cedar trees right by the waters of Mud Bay.

Oregon Beaked Moss - Photo (c) kem_luther, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), uploaded by kem_luther
skoksvalley's ID: Oregon Beaked Moss (Kindbergia oregana)
Added on February 19, 2012
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Lyell's Bristle-Moss (Pulvigera lyellii)

Observer

seankani

Date

February 17, 2012

Description

This Orthotrichum was found growing on an alder tree along the waters of Mud Bay. It was about ten feet up in the air, hence the shot from below. There were also extensive mats of Kindbergia on the ground, and a variety of lichens on the tree.

Lyell's Bristle-Moss - Photo (c) Wendy Feltham, all rights reserved, uploaded by Wendy Feltham
skoksvalley's ID: Lyell's Bristle-Moss (Orthotrichum lyellii [inactive])
Added on February 19, 2012
Maverick
(Inactive Taxon)

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Observer

mossy

Date

February 17, 2012

Description

Found lots of this today but this time I found both male and female plants growing next to each other. This was on a West facing slope near a small creek.

Great Scented Liverwort - Photo (c) Richard Droker, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
skoksvalley's ID: Great Scented Liverwort (Conocephalum conicum [inactive])
Added on February 18, 2012
Maverick
(Inactive Taxon)

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Stairstep Moss (Hylocomium splendens)

Observer

calyptra

Date

February 14, 2012

Description

This beautiful Hylocomium splendens was everywhere at the Shadow Lake Peat bog. This moss was thriving in this wet, waterlogged area, and gladly sharing the bog Sphagnum among other species.

Stairstep Moss - Photo (c) Sheila, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
skoksvalley's ID: Stairstep Moss (Hylocomium splendens)
Added on February 17, 2012
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Menzies' Tree Moss (Leucolepis acanthoneura)

Observer

calyptra

Date

February 12, 2012

Description

I found this dendroid moss growing on the trunk of a Acer macrophyllum, or Big Leaf Maple tree. There are so many sporophytes on these mosses right now it was quite a sight! The conditions where I found this moss were very wet. The tree was less than a foot away from a large pond, and the moss was under the protective covering of not only the Maple, but of all the other dense overstory that was surrounding it. A lot of this area is cleared, but this moss was thriving in areas where there were stands of trees more than 5 thick.

Menzies' Tree Moss - Photo (c) T. Abe Lloyd, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by T. Abe Lloyd
skoksvalley's ID: Menzies' Tree Moss (Leucolepis acanthoneura)
Added on February 17, 2012
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Oregon Beaked Moss (Kindbergia oregana)

Observer

calyptra

Date

February 14, 2012

Description

This moss was growing on the bottom side of the roots of what was probably Tsuga heterophylla. I wanted to post it because of the way that this feather-like moss was cascading down from this trees roots. This particular specimen was located in a peat bog, that surprisingly had high diversity of bryophyte species. I saw many types of mosses and liverworts there.
This Kindbergia was occupying a small nook of the tree roots, holding its own. The length of the shoots is quite long, although I did not take exact measurements.

Oregon Beaked Moss - Photo (c) kem_luther, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), uploaded by kem_luther
skoksvalley's ID: Oregon Beaked Moss (Kindbergia oregana)
Added on February 15, 2012
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Juniper Haircap Moss (Polytrichum juniperinum)

Observer

mossy

Date

February 9, 2012

Description

These were growing in a disturbed area at the Evergreen State College. They were under a Western Red Cedar tree and in a lawn, next to a sidewalk and a parking lot. The exposure is southern but it is still a some what moist site due to the forest canopy.

I went out and grabbed these during lunch when I heard that Shana Gross was going to teach us how to do leaf cross sections in the afternoon.

Shana is a master moss slicer! Everybody ooohed and ahhed at her amazing display of skill and agility on the dissecting scope.

After about an hour, I managed to get one good cross section, so here it is at 400 times manification. It is 137 microns from top to bottom. The original leaf was 5mm long and 1mm wide. That's big for a moss leaf... sigh..

I failed to get a mushroom gill cross section all of last quarter. So I was quite pleased to actually be able to finally cross section something today.

Juniper Haircap Moss - Photo (c) Carlos G Velazco-Macias, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Carlos G Velazco-Macias
skoksvalley's ID: Juniper Haircap Moss (Polytrichum juniperinum)
Added on February 12, 2012
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Upright Yellow Woodsorrel (Oxalis stricta)

Observer

james5

Date

April 24, 2010
Least Yellow-Sorrel - Photo (c) David Lyttle, all rights reserved, uploaded by David Lyttle
skoksvalley's ID: Least Yellow-Sorrel (Oxalis exilis)
Added on February 12, 2012
Maverick

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Scaleworts (Genus Frullania)

Observer

mossy

Date

February 4, 2012

Description

Got a good macro shot of this with some Ochrolechia lichen, so thought I would share it.

Scaleworts - Photo (c) Marcin Klisz, all rights reserved, uploaded by Marcin Klisz
skoksvalley's ID: Scaleworts (Genus Frullania)
Added on February 12, 2012
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Observer

mossy

Date

February 11, 2012
Goose Neck Moss - Photo (c) Almantas Kulbis, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Almantas Kulbis
skoksvalley's ID: Goose Neck Moss (Genus Rhytidiadelphus)
Added on February 12, 2012
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Tree Ruffle Liverwort (Porella navicularis)

Observer

calyptra

Date

February 8, 2012

Description

This Porella was swelling like a balloon on the tree that it was hanging on, because it was so full of water.
It was a misty wet morning when I was out for a walk and noticed it. This leafy liverwort was hard to pass up since it looked like it was wax, dripping down the trunk of a Big leaf maple. The sporophytes are mostly dehisced in 4 valves making this specimen especially interesting to look at. Since the Porella was so full of water at the time that I found it, the underleaves were especially apparent, as well as the complicate bilobed leaves.

Tree Ruffle Liverwort - Photo (c) Caleb Catto, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Caleb Catto
skoksvalley's ID: Tree Ruffle Liverwort (Porella navicularis)
Added on February 12, 2012
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Northern Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum pedatum)

Observer

brian

Date

May 2010
Northern Maidenhair Fern - Photo (c) Scott King, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
skoksvalley's ID: Northern Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum pedatum)
Added on February 12, 2012
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