Beautiful sunny day at Glacial Heritage Preserve. Temperature around 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Racomitrium canescens growing in abundance in the soil in open sunny prairie. Awns glowing in ecstasy, YAAAOOO!
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.
1050 hours. Overcast sky, no precipitation, melting snow from previous snowstorm. 34 degrees Farenheit. I walked my dogs in a small fenced unnamed park at the intersection of Trailblazer St. and Husky Dr. in Lacey. On a slight slope there were many plants growing in a dense mat with an East facing exposure, 150 feet from the chainlink fence on Trailblazer St.