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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Oct 6, 2011 1:25 PM CST
Zone 5 Northeastern Indiana

Edge of meadow under the partial shade of a small tree.

With the naked eye it looks like moss. It has some really neat protuberances showing.

Any ideas?


Thumb of 2011-10-06/chelle/75b4b6 Thumb of 2011-10-06/chelle/b5996d




[Sorry they're so small.]
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Oct 6, 2011 4:00 PM CST
The 2 images in the above post are it for now. I have one more but it's being stubborn.
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jonnyprep
Mar 28, 2012 5:34 PM CST
Hi-chelle,

It looks like you have scotch moss there. This is not an actual moss, but does look quite a bit like it. It generally grows in partial shade and should have some very small white flowers later in the season. Its a nice plant and works great as ground cover.
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
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chelle
Mar 28, 2012 6:40 PM CST
Thanks, Jonny. Welcome to ATP. Smiling

Do you know if the scotch moss is clearly discernible without magnification? The plants in my photos are shown magnified; I'm not sure by how much, but I do know that you really can't see much more than just green without it.
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Mar 29, 2012 2:38 AM CST
It is definitely a moss Chelle, you can tell that on the spore capsules in your first picture, hard to say which type as the pictures are very small, ...it could be a Polytrichum sp...
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Mar 29, 2012 3:49 AM CST
Now that I can upload larger pics, I'll see if I can take some new ones.

Thanks, Myriam. Smiling
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