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mossy

Date

December 15, 2014

Description

It was underwater but only temporarily I think.

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mossy

Date

December 15, 2014

Description

My first time finding this granite lover.

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What

juniper polytrichum moss Polytrichum juniperinum

Observer

kendra27

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

Bluish-green in color, Short to long, upright and occur in mats. Leaves are short, with reddish bristle-point.

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common yarrow Achillea millefolium

Observer

cherylharai

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

Aster family
perennial, aromatic, with rhizomes, fern like leaves, stalked below and stalkless above, alternate, pinnately dissected

flowers ray like, very small in bunches, white to pinkish, disk flowers cream colored, bracts dry and overlapping in series. flat or round topped flower cluster

on dry to moist, well drained open sites, meadows, roadsides clearings

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Douglas Fir Pseudotsuga menziesii

Observer

cherylharai

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

stand of Douglas fir, Olympic National Forest, Staircase

large tree, branches spreading to drooping, bark thick, fluted, ridged and dark brown
needle leaves flat, yellowish green, sharp pointed tips, grooved on upper surface, 2 white bands of stomata on underside, spirally arranged.

pollen cones small, reddish browns, seed cones hanging, oval reddish brown to grey, bracts 3 forked and extend beyond scales.

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Peltigerales neopolydactyla Order Peltigerales

Observer

cherylharai

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

large leaf lichen, lobes broad, olive green , dark, brownish, orange tooth like fruiting bodies on raised lobes, lower surface whitish,

on rock, moss, soil and longs in shady forests

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cherylharai

Date

October 20, 2014

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great scented liverwort Conocephalum conicum

Observer

cherylharai

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

found in small streamlet, also called snake liverwort
flattened , ribbon/ snake like course hexagonal markings on upper surface. each hexagon with a pore in the center. gammae cups lacking lower surface.

odor when crushed

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maidenhair ferns Genus Adiantum

Observer

cherylharai

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

Delicate, palmate branched thick scaly rhizomes, stipes dark brown to purplish, fan shaped. Sori on edges of upper lobes of leaflets, flap like indusium formed by inrolled leaf margin

Shady, moist, humus rich sites, low to middle elevations,

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Tree Lungwort Lobaria pulmonaria

Observer

cherylharai

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

Large leave lichen with loose attachments, upper surface pale bluish green, strongly ridged, indented between ridges. lower surface brownish

found on trees in humid forests, This sample was found attached to a fallen stick

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cherylharai

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

Lichen, devils matchstick, one small growth, sideways on rock, Staircase Park.

upright club lichen, think whitish crust with pale greenish clubs, clustered, roughened unbranched. terminating in shiny black balls,

Cool moists forests, near water, on rocks

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Tree Lungwort Lobaria pulmonaria

Observer

cherylharai

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

large, leaf lichen, broad lobes, green, lower surface whitish,

found on moss in moist forest floor

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licorice fern Polypodium glycyrrhiza

Observer

cherylharai

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

small to med size, evergreen, short reddish brown scaly rhizomes
licorice flavored rhizomes
once times pinnate, pointed tips finely scalloped margins, sori on either side of main vein, 1 row, no indusium

Wet mossy ground, logs and sometimes rocks, found on bigleaf maple tree, but also found on other tree trunks and branches

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stairstep moss Hylocomium splendens

Observer

cherylharai

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

Plants large, shiny, stems twice pinnately branched with small green filaments visible, annual growth increments visible as individual arched segments

leaves narrowly egg shaped, pointed
Sporophytes growing from side of stem, capsules inclined, smooth, cylindrical

in patches forming dominant ground cover, calcium rich soils, moist, forest floor

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Old Man's Beard Family Parmeliaceae

Observer

cherylharai

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

Lichen, large, hanging hair lichen, long pale green intricately branched, lacking a central cord

often of conifers in open forests, found overhanging the river, completely covering a tree.

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What

Dicranum Class Bryopsida

Observer

cherylharai

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

small plants, olive green, dense cushions on tree trunks and branches, irregularly branched.
leaves lance shaped with a wider base,
sporophytes present at the tip of the plant, stalks short, capsules upright

usually found on alder and maple, occasionally conifers.

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Observer

cherylharai

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

large, yellow green stems 6-30 cm long, creeping to arched. once pinnate, branches evenly and closely spaced

leaves with two different shapes. stems leaves widely spreading, elliptic narrowing to a sharp tip, branch leaves much smaller, narrower, midrib strong,
Spopophytes growing from the side of the stem, stalks black with capsules inclined, smooth, curved each with a long beak

forms mats on logs, humus and trees

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mushroom

Observer

cherylharai

Date

October 20, 2014

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mushroom

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cherylharai

Date

October 20, 2014

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mushroom

Observer

cherylharai

Date

October 20, 2014

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Orange Peel Fungus Aleuria aurantia

Observer

cherylharai

Date

October 20, 2014

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mushroom

Observer

cherylharai

Date

October 20, 2014

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mushroom

Observer

cherylharai

Date

October 20, 2014

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cherylharai

Date

October 20, 2014

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pholiota mutabilis Kuehneromyces mutabilis

Observer

cherylharai

Date

October 20, 2014

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mushroom

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cherylharai

Date

October 20, 2014

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mushroom

Observer

cherylharai

Date

October 20, 2014

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Fir-Cone Mushroom Strobilurus trullisatus

Observer

cherylharai

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

found on forest floor
cones of Douglas Fir trees.

small, caps less than 5/8″ cap is pale and pinkish while the stalk is yellowish-brown and slightly fuzzy.

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Observer

cherylharai

Date

November 8, 2014

Description

Steilacoom Park WA

large plants, descending, mats on tree trunks, pinnately branched

coniferous trees in moist forests

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Observer

aleben07

Date

October 20, 2014 12:48 PM PDT

Description

Also called fan moss, conspicuous body looks like tiny flowers