This specimen was collected from the glacial heritage preserve near Littlerock Washington at approximately 1130 hrs.
This bryophyte forms wooly mats, yellow green upon drying with several side branches. Leaves end in a short bristle tip; papillose leaf cells. This life forms forms extensive mats along roadsides, on roofs, and in open exposed areas.
Arrived at this site at approximately 0800 hours. The weather was overcast with occasional showers with an air temperature of 37 degrees Fahrenheit. The site is located in a mixed Douglas fir and Hemlock stand forest. The soil is of a humus type and is in a rather moist area. The site is on a medium incline on a northern aspect.
The specimen taken for analysis and identification is Plagiothecium undulatum and was on a fallen tree. The plants are large, whitish green to pale green, with a conspicuously flattened appearance forming mats in shaded areas. Leaves are 1.5 to 4 mm long, narrowly egg shaped to lanceolate and sharply pointed. Sporophytes are common from the side of the stem with long inclined capsules that are smooth and curved.
Time was approximately 0830 hrs, air temperature of 43 degrees Fahrenheit. I drove down to the Blue Creek public access trail. I found this moss growing on a rotten stump in humus to moist organic soil and the over story vegetation was dense. Hylocomium splendens plants can be large, robust, somewhat shiny and stems are twice pinnately branched. Leaves are 2-4mm long, branch leaves narrowly egg shaped and sharply pointed.
Time was 1030 hrs and the date was 10 February 2012. Air temperature was 48 degrees Fahrenheit with rain showers. This moss species was found growing at the base of a hardwood maple tree on a public access trail. This moss looked to be a common species in this area. This bryophyte forms large mats, stems are creeping, and often arching towards the tips. Leaves were roughly 2mm long and egg shaped and somewhat sharply pointed.
This specimen was collected off the same granite boulder and was in a moist dense forest. The soil was humus and on a slope. Plant is olive green, upright, unbranched, forming loose mats and the stems are 3 cm in height. Leaves are wide spreading when moist, upright pressed to the stem and somewhat inwardly curving when dry.
This specimen was taken off a granite boulder while shooting a 50 meter transect at a study site. The time was 1300 hrs, air temperature was 63 degrees and a strong east wind was blowing. This location was in a dense moist forest on a slope and the surrounding soil was humus. This plant is glossy, light green, creeping, irregularly and finely branched. Leaves are 2-2.2mm long, strongly curved to one side, gradually narrowed from a broad base.
This specimen was taken while studying bryophyte coverage in this particular site in the hills around Index/Goldbar. However, this liverwort was among a colony of them on a rotting log in moist dense forest on a slope. This plant is pale green to yellowish green and forming creeping mats or cushions. The leaves are 1.5-2.5 mm long, flattened, overlapping like reversed shingles and upper leaves are two lobed and folded lengthwise.
While walking along the banks of the Tilton river this morning, I noticed this moss species hanging on a tree branch.I made this observation at 0930 this morning and upon further analysis, I identified this moss as Isothecium myosuroides or cat tail moss. The plants are dingy green in color and the stems form long, narrowly tapered strands hanging from branches. The leaves are up to 2mm long, upright, elliptic and variably sharp pointed. The sporophytes are common; stalks brownish, slender, and the capsules are rather short and cylindrical.
I gathered this specimen from a tree branch and it really appeared to be a liverwort, but I am not too sure. The plants are large, dark green and shiny. Leaves are flattened and the upper leaves are closely overlapping. This life form is common on tree trunks and branches. This specimen was taken from a tree branch along the Tilton River.
I found this moss specimen on the trunk of a downed maple tree. I closely examined the sample under my hand lens and with the help of my keying source, I identified it as Neckera douglasii. The moss can be quite large and the coloring looks to be light to olive gree, It is irregularly branched and is generally descending.
This moss is olive green to grey green, dull main stems usually less than 20 cm long; when moist these are straight, elongate, descending fern like plants. I selected this species because it looked unusual and worthy to be a part of my bryophyte collection.
I took this specimen off the base of a Hawthorne tree. This particular moss has a shorter costa usually ending at 1/2-3/4 of the leaf length. The apex is never twisted and the leaves are ovate lanceolate. However, I am not so sure if this is indeed Brachythecium populeum even though I used a keying reference to come to this conclusion. I do have some good pictures of this specimen to share.
I am not sure if this is a liverwort, hornwort, or a true moss. I looked at this sample through a hand lens and could not determine what it is. Anybody have any suggestions?
This specimen is Ceratodon purpureus and I found it growing on a log in my yard after digging through the snow to get at it. This bryophyte specimen is reddish green which forms tufts or even mats. The leaves are typically about 3 mm long spread when they are moist, contorted when dry and lance shaped.
I was doing chores in my backyard when I noticed this patch of moss in the flowerbed. I took three samples of this moss and carefully examined them under my magnifying glass. These specimens are either Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus or Kindbergia oregana, but I am not to sure if these are indeed either of these species. The samples I took clearly had well developed sporophytes, well organized leaves and a seta. could someone have a look at these photographs and let me know if I got it right. I even used a taxonomic source on google to pinpoint the identification.
When I went to make observations in my back yard, I observed what looked to be the species electrified cats tail. I don't have my digital canera, but I promise to get it back soon. I did take a sample of it and put it into an improvised envelope for future study. Just got finished with the worksheet and that was a challenge, but I am confident that I did good.