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Dewy Juniper Haircap Moss Polytrichum juniperinum is distinguished from P. commune and P. piliferum by its red hair points on the leaves. P. commune has none but toothed margins on the leaves while P. piliferum has white hairpoints on the leaves. The flower like structures are the male &ldquo;flowers&rdquo; (antherdial heads)  which produce the sperm.<br />
For the life cycle have a look here, <a href="https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Moss_life_Cycle.jpg" rel="nofollow">https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Moss_life_Cycle.jpg</a> Canada,Geotagged,Juniper haircap moss,Polytrichum juniperinum,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Dewy Juniper Haircap Moss

Polytrichum juniperinum is distinguished from P. commune and P. piliferum by its red hair points on the leaves. P. commune has none but toothed margins on the leaves while P. piliferum has white hairpoints on the leaves. The flower like structures are the male “flowers” (antherdial heads) which produce the sperm.
For the life cycle have a look here, https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Moss_life_Cycle.jpg

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''Polytrichum juniperinum'', commonly known as juniper haircap moss, is an evergreen and perennial species of moss that is widely distributed, growing on every continent including Antarctica.

Similar species: Polytrichales
Species identified by gary fast
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Uploaded Apr 14, 2019. Captured Apr 14, 2019 08:31 in 315 Whaletown Rd, Whaletown, BC V0P 1Z0, Canada.
  • E-M5MarkII
  • f/14.0
  • 1/20s
  • ISO800
  • 60mm