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True Mosses Class Bryopsida

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mossy

Date

April 10, 2012

Description

Update March 2013, I have looked at this again and have decided it is Plueridium subulatum without sporophyte.

I found what looks like the leafy male plants in the axils. I keyed this out from A in Madrono and ended up at Bruchia that was close enough to get me in the right neighborhood as my books have similar mosses on adjoining pages.

The final clincher was that the lower leaves are much shorter than the upper leaves. My BBS field guide is the only one that mentioned this.

This was in the same burn year 2009 that I found Plueridium with sporophytes in, so that makes sense as well.

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I mounted the leaves 3 times now and the third time I cut them so they would lay flat and now I see that it does have a costa.. A very fat costa that takes up all of the leaf tip. That explains the three D look of the tip.

In the prairie in an area that was burned in 2009.

It has tiny stems about 5-6mm tall with tiny green leaves. The leaves are pointy.

Cells 10-40x5 um some possible alar cells were 60x10 um. The leaves were 1-2mm X .5-.10mm.

Some cells are rectangular 20x5 and some are linear 40x5. Cells near the margin are more rectangular. The entire margin is serrate from top to bottom and elimbate.

It looks like it is bearing lots of round blobs of multi-cellular gemma from the top surface of the leaves.

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Panthercap Amanita pantherina

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mossy

Date

April 30, 2012

Description

The slugs were chowing down on these Amanita fungi but they are poison for humans.

I think this is the pantherina species.

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Stinging Nettle Urtica dioica

Observer

mossy

Date

April 30, 2012

Description

I did not know there were so many varieties of nettle. I'm not sure if I got the species right. They sure looked healthy and they were blowing in the wind on this rainy and windy spring day.

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Oyster Mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus

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mossy

Date

April 30, 2012

Description

Spring oyster mushrooms free for the picking. They were growing on downed cottonwood branches. I was looking for verpas.

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Curly dock (Rumex crispus) Rumex crispus

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mossy

Date

April 29, 2012

Description

I'm not too good with my ID of vascular plants. But I think this is burdock and I'm guessing it's greater Burdock because it's so big..

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Common ivy (Hedera helix) Hedera helix

Observer

mossy

Date

April 29, 2012

Description

I know this as english ivy but I don't know if I'm correct.

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pearly everlasting Anaphalis margaritacea

Observer

mossy

Date

April 29, 2012

Description

A weed growing the alley or a treasure to a florist? Or maybe even the wrong ID.

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Observer

mossy

Date

April 29, 2012

Description

I think this is a plantian but what kind I'm not sure. I ate this once I think.

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common Douglas-fir Pseudotsuga menziesii

Observer

mossy

Date

April 29, 2012

Description

Douglas-fir seedling growing in the alley. It doesn't stand a chance here.

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Observer

mossy

Date

April 29, 2012

Description

I could be way off on this ID but last week I found the Greater Periwinkle and this is smaller, not greater.. so this is my best guess.

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Horsetails Genus Equisetum

Observer

mossy

Date

April 29, 2012

Description

We always called these rabbit onions but I know the official name of them is horse tails..

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Daisy Bellis perennis

Observer

mossy

Date

April 29, 2012

Description

Pretty little daisy flowers in the Post Office park. A woman was changing her clothes in the park so I turned my back and took a picture of these daisies and left.

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mossy

Date

April 29, 2012

Description

I saw these beetles doing their thing in front of God and everyone. Have they no shame? I guess not, they have not been "civilized".

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Moon Lichens Genus Sticta

Observer

mossy

Date

April 26, 2012

Description

This is a sticta Genus lichen black on top with with holes in the underside of the cortex.

It think the species is limbata but I'm not sure.

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sphagnum moss Genus Sphagnum

Observer

mossy

Date

April 26, 2012

Description

We found this growing in the ditch on the road that leads to the Upper South Fork Skokomish trail.

This was a surprise find!

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Observer

mossy

Date

April 25, 2012

Description

From the 2011 burn at mima in sample 2-d-5 this is pretty stuff. It has a hyaline awn that is red at the base.

No sporophytes were observed. Ceratodon and a possible Homalothicium are in the same sample.

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Genus Lycopodium Genus Lycopodium

Observer

mossy

Date

April 24, 2012

Place

Staircase (Google, OSM)

Description

This stuff looks like an alpine tree or a moss but it is a vascular plant that grows on road cuts.

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Pacific trillium Trillium ovatum

Observer

mossy

Date

April 24, 2012

Place

Staircase (Google, OSM)

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mossy

Date

April 24, 2012

Place

Staircase (Google, OSM)

Description

This black lichens with bright yellow soredia are so pretty when they are wet. They seem to grow up high in trees and I only find them when they have fallen onto the groun.

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mossy

Date

April 24, 2012

Place

Staircase (Google, OSM)

Description

At about 1,500 feet this stuff starts to show up on the North Fork Skokomish trail.

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Observer

mossy

Date

April 24, 2012

Place

Staircase (Google, OSM)

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Pelt Lichens Genus Peltigera

Observer

mossy

Date

April 24, 2012

Place

Staircase (Google, OSM)

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Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Observer

mossy

Date

April 24, 2012

Place

Staircase (Google, OSM)

Description

This bald eagle was attacking this Canada Goose. I don't know if the eagle would have won. My driving up and stopping to take pictures seemed to have scared the eagle away. The mate of the goose that was attacked was honking at the eagle to try to stop the attack. I never knew an eagle would attack something so big!

The second blurry picture is of the eagle on the goose in the water.

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Red Elderberry Sambucus racemosa

Observer

mossy

Date

April 23, 2012

Description

Not sure of the exact species..

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Lettuce Lichen Lobaria oregana

Observer

mossy

Date

April 23, 2012

Description

This stuff only seems to grow where there is Old-growth nearby, it must be rather threatened.

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common Douglas-fir Pseudotsuga menziesii

Observer

mossy

Date

April 23, 2012

Description

One of the few giants left that survived both logging and the Columbus day storm.

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Observer

mossy

Date

April 23, 2012

Description

Rhizomnium moss growing on a log near maidenhair falls

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deer fern (Blechnum spicant) Blechnum spicant

Observer

mossy

Date

April 23, 2012

Description

Maiden Hair fern near Maidenhair falls.

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wood sorrel Genus Oxalis

Observer

mossy

Date

April 23, 2012

Description

Lots of pretty and tasty oxalis growing here. I only tasted one though.

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Observer

mossy

Date

April 23, 2012

Description

I think these are spider mites. They were all together in some moss.

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