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Plant Next to Stream

Observed: 30th September 2011 By: dannyatbdannyatb’s reputation in Plants
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On this site: http://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/harts-tongue-thyme-moss , it says "All Plagiomnium species have greenish stems without red or brown pigments",

whereas the moss in my photo have brown stems.

Perhaps: Slender Mouse-tail Moss (Isothecium myosuroides)? or a species of aquatic moss?

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I think you may be right and i was too hasty, however i dont think it is an aquatic moss or Isothecium myosuroides, the latter 'looks' denser and more compact and is branched whereas this looks to me to be an acrocarp.

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Mnium hornum

I am more sure but not certain of this species, the BBS field guide entry can be found here: http://www.bbsfieldguide.org.uk/sites/default/files/pdfs/mosses/Mnium_ho... there is also a nice image of this species dry which in my opinion resembles yours fairly closely: http://www.nature-diary.co.uk/2008/01-21.htm

Let me know what you think and sorry for the hasty initial id!

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No worries about initial id

No worries about initial id :)

But from looking at your links, my image definitely does seem to resemble Mnium hornum.

Thank you :)