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Haircap Moss ?

Observed: 2nd January 2012 By: Graeme
The Anton River Conservation Association
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Haircap Moss (Polytrichum formosum) 2.1.12.Ridges Copse
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Moss found in woodland. It may be Haircap Moss (Polytrichum formosum)according to a book I looked at, but I know nothing when it comes to moss and there are probably similar ones

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Wildlife Ranger's picture

Polytrichum sp ?

You could Just go to Polytrichum sp Graeme ?? as there quite a few requiring detailed exam - I'd be happy to agree :-) Sometimes more is not better could possbly be even Polytrichum commune

Best Wishes


dan_wrench's picture

Would agree with WLR that

Would agree with WLR that just to Polytrichum sp. would be safer - even for a plant found in woodland.

Dan Wrench
Biodiversity Officer - Shropshire!/ShropshireBAP

Beagle's picture

Polytrichum sp.; Haircap Moss

I found my Haircap Moss in woodland however I had to take it to the LRC for microscopic and digiscopic examination and referencing with moss keys to refine the particular species. Your specimen appears taller than mine (P. formosum). Regards