Mosses: Common tamarisk moss (Thuidium tamariscinum

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Well Christmas is just 3 days away, but here in England it is wet and so very mild, a perfect recipe for moss to grow everywhere. Here in my local woods I found this Common tamarisk moss Thuidium tamariscinum. So lovely and lush, as to be expected at this time of the year.
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    Probably my last posting on this forum until after the festivities. Hope everyone has a 'safe and happy' Christmas.
     
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    Thankyou Daniel for the ID.
    Have a great one yourself.
     
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    [note from wcutler: I have removed the request for new mosses and ferns forms, moved it, and all comments related to it, to (1) Request for Mosses and Ferns forums | UBC Botanical Garden Forums]

    Here is a moss that my husband calls “Christmas tree moss”, I suspect it is a Thuidium, but I am not certain. First picture is a close up of a carpet of it in the yard, the second is a single segment I placed on an ice patch on the rocks.
     

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    Love your photos and especially number 2, beautiful on the ice.
     
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    I think I figured out the species of moss in the pictures I posted above.
    I believe it is Hypnum imponens.
     
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    That looks a pretty good ID to me N.
     

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