Many-fruited Thyme-moss - Plagiomnium affine
This species forms low lawns of moss in moist forests. The stems are about 2 cm long with densely packed leaves. Apparently, the leaf cells can be easily seen with a lens! You better believe I'll be back in this location to see if I can discern the cells.
Habitat: Growing on moss along the edge of a pond
''Plagiomnium affine'', the many-fruited thyme-moss, is a species of thyme-moss found in old-growth boreal forests in North America, Europe and Asia, growing in moist, but not wet, basic to slightly acidic micro-habitats in woodland and in turf.
Forming low lawns, stems are usually some 2 cm long, with densely packed leaves, though 10 cm long trailing infertile stems have only sparse leaves, smaller than those on fertile stems. Leaves strongly curled when dry, spreading plane.. more