Plants with Spores (Ferns, Mosses, et al.) Resources Discussion

Sources of information on Ferns, Mosses, Club Mosses and other similar plants.

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    For ferns in the Northeast, this could be a useful guide:

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Well, I have just learned from that one that I have some more posts to consider moving - "horsetails ... were once called "fern allies" but are now known to fall within ferns". And I learned some more words: "some of the other 'fern allies,' specifically clubmosses, spikemosses, and quillworts".

    For a moderator, I probably know as little about this area as anyone off the street, but I do know how to move postings. I thought I would at least learn whether it's "club moss" or "clubmoss", but I'm finding a lot of both.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Thank you @Nik and @Acerholic. I have updated the resource page now.
     
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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    E-Flora BC could be a good resource for native mosses. E-Flora BC Bryophytes Page

    However, I notice that this link on the intro page isn't working: To visit the E-Flora BC atlas pages for mosses, click here. A message comes up "Your query was incorrectly formed." I have emailed to ask if it will be restored so, if you do want to include this site, it may be better to wait until the links are working properly.

    The way it stands now is that you need to know the genus of the plant (moss, fern, etc.) you are looking for before you know what you are looking for.

    Here's another neat site I just discovered via E-Flora BC: Ways of Enlichenment - Table of Contents with over 11,000 photographs.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Thanks, Margot. The Ways of Enlichenment page is already on Fungus and Lichen Resources on the Web and in Print | UBC Botanical Garden Forums.

    @Frog, you could copy the E-Flora entry from the Mosses resource and paste it into the Fungus resource, just change the focus from Bryophytes to Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds (separate categories on E-Flora). If you think it's worth including.
     
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    Frog Rising Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yes and I need to update that resource list overall too

     

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