Mosses: Tortella sp.

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  1. Nik

    Nik Rising Contributor

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    ... I believe. It forms very dense cushions on exposed rocks over minimal organic matter or in cracks in the rocks. The moss itself is tiny, but the cushions can be quite large, more than 10-15 cm in diameter. They are not firmly attached to the rocks, it takes very little effort to lift an entire ‘cake’.
     

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    This is fairly widespread in the UK and is known to attach itself to cement and pourus concrete. Blackbirds love flicking this off. Always gives the appearance of little pin cushions.
     

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