Mosses: Common haircap moss

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  1. Nik

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    Polytrichum commune is the most common moss growing on top of soil in our bark yard. Very large, in our conditions gets to about 15 cm tall, with the sporophytes well over 20 cm. Not much weeds germinate within the dense colonies, which is something that I really like. (Less maintenance for the moss garden)
     

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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Amazing photos N.
     
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    I hope I'm allowed to share these distribution maps from E-Flora BC showing how uncommon Common Haircap Moss is in North America compared to Awned Haircap Moss or Juniper Haircap Moss. You are very fortunate I think to have Polytrichum commune var. commune growing on your property.

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    Fascinating maps Margot. Really shows the distribution without having to add words.
     
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