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    • Pipecleaner Moss
  • Scientific Names
    • Rhytidiopsis robusta

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Observer

wendy5

Date

November 15, 2014

Description

Thanks to Sharon Schlentner of the Native Plant Society for pointing out Rhytidiopsis robusta or well-named Pipecleaner Moss, similar to Electrified Catstail Moss, but growing at a higher subalpine altitude.

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mossy

Date

February 23, 2013

Place

Quilcene (Google, OSM)

Description

On the Notch Pass trail at 1,800 feet.

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mossy

Date

June 11, 2012

Description

Common name of this moss is "pipe cleaner" moss. This is the first time I have seen it dry and it does look more like a pipe cleaner when it is dry. This moss is found above 1,000 feet in the Olympic and the mats get more and more lush as the elvation increases up to a certain point.

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mossy

Date

May 23, 2012

Description

This was at 3,800 feet. Rhytidiopsis likes to grow above 2,000 feet. There was quite a lot of it up here.

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hayled

Date

April 14, 2012

Description

I believe it is a kind of moss, but maybe it's too big to be a moss. This one really baffles me.

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What

Pipecleaner moss (Rhytidiopsis robusta) Rhytidiopsis robusta

Observer

hsin119

Date

April 28, 2012

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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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What

Pipecleaner Moss Rhytidiopsis robusta

Observer

mossy

Date

February 24, 2012

Place

Lena Lake (Google, OSM)

Description

I think this is the robust variety of moss that grows at higher elevations. I first noticed it at 1,000 feet and the higher I went the more of it I saw.

This picture was taken at 1,800 feet near the north end of Lower Lena Lake in the Olympic National Forest.

It rained and snowed all day long but I was able to stay nice and warm thanks to some glowing coals that had been left behind by some campers.

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