11443 thumb Urban mosses and lichens of Atlantic Canada

This guide is meant to assist Atlantic Canadians with continuing their natural history explorations through the year, as mosses and lichens (and liverworts!) are some of the few groups that are just as easy to identify in the winter as they are in the summer. There are a broad diversity of ...more ↓

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bristly haircap moss 2
Polytrichum piliferum
Small
juniper haircap moss 3
Polytrichum juniperinum
Small
common haircap moss 4
Polytrichum commune
Small
stairstep moss 5
Hylocomium splendens
Small
pincushion moss 6
Leucobryum glaucum
Small
Redshank 7
Ceratodon purpureus
Small
broom moss 8
Dicranum scoparium
Small
Big Shaggy-moss 9
Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus
Small
Northern Peatmoss 10
Sphagnum capillifolium
Small
Girgensohn's Peatmoss 11
Sphagnum girgensohnii
Small
Red-stemmed Feather Moss 12
Pleurozium schreberi
Small
shingle moss 13
Neckera pennata
Small
Bog Haircap Moss 14
Polytrichum strictum
Small
Ostrich-plume Moss 15
Ptilium crista-castrensis
Small
Magellan's Peatmoss 16
Sphagnum magellanicum
Small
star moss 17
Tortula ruralis
Small
brocade moss 13
Hypnum imponens
Small
Recurved Brotherella Moss 12
Brotherella recurvans
Small
Whip Fork Moss 18
Dicranum flagellare
Small
boulder broom moss 19
Dicranum fulvum
Small
Common Pocket-moss 20
Fissidens taxifolius
Small
Hedwig's fringeleaf moss 21
Hedwigia ciliata
Small
crisped pincushion 18
Ulota crispa
Small
Granitic Cypress Plaitmoss 22
Hypnum cupressiforme filiforme
Small
Woodsy Thyme-moss 23
Plagiomnium cuspidatum
Small
Dark-green Bristle Moss 25
Orthotrichum sordidum
Small
Many-flowered Pylaisia Moss 26
Pylaisiella polyantha
Small
creeping feather-moss 26
Amblystegium serpens
Small
Flat-brocade Moss 30
Platygyrium repens
Small
Tetraphis Moss 13
Tetraphis pellucida
Small
nodding thread-moss 31
Pohlia nutans
Small
Tree Lungwort 32
Lobaria pulmonaria
Small
Mealy Pixie Cup 33
Cladonia chlorophaea
Small
shield lichen 34
Parmelia sulcata
Small
Globe Ball Lichen 35
Sphaerophorus globosus
Small
Common Sunburst Lichen 36
Xanthoria parietina
Small
Smooth Rock Tripe 37
Umbilicaria mammulata
Small
Mealy Shadow Lichen 38
Phaeophyscia orbicularis
Small
Pink Earth Lichen 39
Dibaeis baeomyces
Small
Textured Lung Lichen 40
Lobaria scrobiculata
Small
Salted Shield Lichen 41
Parmelia saxatilis
Small
Varied Rag Lichen 2
Platismatia glauca
Small
common greenshield lichen 42
Flavoparmelia caperata
Small
Lipstick Powderhorn 42
Cladonia macilenta
Small
Dragon Horn 43
Cladonia squamosa
Small
Hooded Tube Lichen 2
Hypogymnia physodes
Small
British soldier lichen 44
Cladonia cristatella
Small
freckled pelt lichen 45
Peltigera aphthosa
Small
Candy Lichen 2
Icmadophila ericetorum
gray reindeer lichen
Cladonia rangiferina
Small
yellow map lichen 42
Rhizocarpon geographicum
Small
Bushy beard lichen 46
Usnea strigosa
Small
Thorn Lichen 47
Cladonia uncialis
Small
Smooth Horn Lichen 48
Cladonia gracilis
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Old Man's Beard 49
Usnea longissima
Small
Oakmoss 2
Evernia prunastri
Small
Treeflute Lichen 50
Menegazzia terebrata
Small
Hooded Rosette Lichen 2
Physcia adscendens
Small
Star-tipped Reindeer Lichen 11
Cladonia stellaris
Small
Common Toadskin Lichen 51
Lasallia papulosa
Small
Bottlebrush Shield Lichen 41
Parmelia squarrosa
Small
scaly pelt lichen 52
Peltigera praetextata
Small
horizontal pelt lichen 42
Peltigera horizontalis
Small
Star Rosette Lichen 53
Physcia stellaris
Small
Powdery Goldspeck 41
Candelariella efflorescens
Small
Concentric Ring Lichen 54
Arctoparmelia centrifuga
Small
Trumpet Lichen 55
Cladonia fimbriata
Small
Powder-headed Tube Lichen 56
Hypogymnia tubulosa
Small
peppered pelt lichen 57
Peltigera evansiana
Small
Powdered Funnel Lichen 54
Cladonia cenotea
Small
Sieve Lichen 2
Cladonia multiformis
Small
Chicita's Sea Storm Lichen 58
Cetrelia chicitae
Small
dog pelt lichen 59
Peltigera canina
Small
Tree Jelly 54
Collema subflaccidum
Small
Blue Jellyskin 60
Leptogium cyanescens
Small
Finger-scale Foam 58
Stereocaulon dactylophyllum
Small
Powdered Sunshine Lichen 42
Vulpicida pinastri
Small
Orange-cored Shadow Lichen 61
Phaeophyscia rubropulchra
Small
Crumpled Rag Lichen 57
Platismatia tuckermanii
Small
Boreal Oakmoss 58
Evernia mesomorpha
Small
Sinewed Bushy Lichen 46
Ramalina americana
Small
Boreal Beard Lichen 62
Usnea subfloridana
Small
Salted Starburst Lichen 63
Imshaugia aleurites
Small
Punctured Bushy Lichen 64
Ramalina dilacerata
Small
Abraded Camouflage Lichen 65
Melanelixia subaurifera
Small
rosette lichen 66
Physcia millegrana
Small
Smooth-footed Powderhorn 67
Cladonia ochrochlora

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