Monday, November 17, 2008

Juniper Haircap Moss, Polytrichum juniperinum

Looking like a 3/4" tall grove of trees, this moss looks similar to newly sprouted Western Red Cedars. The picture, below, shows a Western Red Cedar, Thuja plicata, with juvenile foliage, on the left and a Juniper Haircap Moss on the right.

This past weekend (5-7-2011) I found a patch of Juniper Haircap Moss growing under ideal conditions in the forest:

1 comment:

Owlman said...

Now that's what I'm talking about! Great to see comparitive photos when they are so similar to the unseasoned eye.