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Burke-Gilman Trail, Seattle, Washington, USA (Google, OSM)
47.652127, -122.310512
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Description

Commonly called Red Roof Moss or Fire Moss. Difficult to see in this picture, but I found this moss all over the bridge, suspected it to be Red Roof Moss because it commonly grows in a variety of usually inhospitable habitats (like sidewalks). Further, it had the distinctive red-green coloring of the Red Roof Moss. Also examined the sporophyte under the dissecting microscope, and recognized the distinctive shape of its capsule.

Jun. 04, 2012 13:13:55 -0700
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Ceratodon purpureus - Photo (c) **AB**, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
sophiejhart's ID: Ceratodon purpureus, a member of True Mosses (Class Bryopsida)
Posted by sophiejhart over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Ceratodon purpureus - Photo (c) **AB**, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
sophiejhart's ID: Ceratodon purpureus, a member of True Mosses (Class Bryopsida)

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