18 responses to “Unidentified Moss”

  1. Douglas Justice

    Wow! That is one very cool shot.

    As a lover of scientifically precise terms, I really appreciate being able to add those little ecto-, mixo- and endo-morsels to my botanical lexicon. It’s rare to find technical writing (particularly in a blog) that is this entertaining and refreshingly succinct–to say nothing of the consistently excellent photography. Bravo! (and keep it up).

  2. Eric in SF

    Absolutely spectacular shot. Is it cropped from the original?
    I took a similiar shot in my neighborhood last year:

  3. Daniel Mosquin

    Thanks both of you. No, this is full frame.

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  5. Patricia

    I am your most grateful student. I learn so much from your explanations and photos.

  6. michael Martinez

    Great Photography

  7. bev

    ditto Douglas and Patricia; I couldn’t express it better.

  8. Meg Bernstein

    I agree with Douglas. I love mosses but didn’t know there were so many water delivery adaptations. I like the vocabulary too.

  9. deb lievens

    A “to-die-for” picture. And info I’ve never come across before. Thank you, thank you (again)for an inspiring web site.

  10. Cyndy Henderson

    Crystal clear, love it!

  11. Gabriella

    Absolutely spectacular shot, thanks Daniel,

  12. van

    Fascinating. I didn’t know all this either. Great photo.

  13. Martin LaBar

    Splendid photo of the moss, and very interesting information. Thanks!

  14. Hans Van Rafelghem

    Thanks for putting my link in your article.

  15. Sean M.

    This looks like it could be a Ribbed Bog Moss (Aulacomnium palustre). Forestry Student at Fleming College, Lindsay, ON, Canada

  16. Mary Ann, in Toronto

    Just surfing back to this page from 2.5 years in the future…
    I just love both the moss itself, and the photo. Thank you, Sean M., for the suggested name and also for drawing me back here.
    That’s a great photography link at the end of the write-up — more photos by Hans Van Rafelghem, really fabulous pictures. Check out this beautiful one of Veronica agrestis — http://www.pbase.com/hvr_oosterzele/image/59719187
    — he captures the glitter on the petals, which is not so easy to do.

  17. Mary Ann, in Toronto

    Just to correct my mistaken assumption… the moss photo was taken by Daniel (not Hans).

  18. Phyllis Moore

    Dear Sirs, I have written and illustrated an adventure storybook set in a fantasy land of mosses, lichens and fungi for my grand daughter. However, my book has come out better than I thought it would and I now wish to try to get it published. In some of my illustrations I have incorporated the above picture of the water on the moss, and I would very much like your permission to use it. If you contact my email I will forward to you the relevant picture. I will be posting a list of credits in the book for photos used. I hope to hear from you soon, Yours faithfully, Phyllis Moore

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