Plagiomnium (Moss)

23 April

Going out on a limb here because mosses are really hard to identify … nevertheless my starting point is the genus Philonotis.

Plagiomnium are a genus of Acrocarp mosses with capsules (those are things on the end of “stalks” in the photographs arising from the end of each stem. The capsules contain and protect the sporophyte inside which the spores for prior to dispersal. This moss was growing at the foot of an old tree and I will return later in the year when it may be easier to get a more confident identification.