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Quantocks - Rectory Wood 103

Observed: 14th April 2013 By: SomersetVC5 Recorder
Botanical Society of Britain and IrelandWild Flower Society
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Quantocks - Rectory Wood 103
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Description:

Large moss forming small clumps in acid woodland.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Martin G's picture

Polytrichum

Even though it is in woodland the leaf bases in image two look a bit long for P. formosum and more like P. commune. In the absence of ripe capsules if you have a specimen check the leaf bases - if long and silvery then it is likely to be P. commune. Better yet if you have access to a microscope do a leaf lamella scrape - this gives unambiguous ID.