World of Mosses website

Discovering The Mosses

by Robert Muma
Page 13 of 16


(photo by Mary Ferguson)

(photo by Betty Greenacre)

Frequently found cohabiting the same choice bit of space, liverworts, lichens and moss can often appear confusing.
Left: While there is a moss in the foreground, this photo shows (on left) one female spore of the liverwort, and one male spore (on right). 
Right: The white, saucer-shaped and re-tipped plants are lichens, but there is a Haircap moss in the left foreground.


(photo by Betty Greenacre)

Juniper Moss (Polytrichum juniperinum), named for its resemblance to juniper foilage, is the commonest Haircap moss, and most cosmopolitan.  The flower-like section is the sexual part (perigoneum) of the male plant.

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