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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&#039;ll be back in this location to see if I can discern the cells. <br />
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Habitat: Growing on moss along the edge of a pond<br />
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Habitat: Growing on moss along the edge of a pond<br />
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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&#039;ll be back in this location to see if I can discern the cells. <br />
<br />
Habitat: Growing on moss along the edge of a pond<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/79016/moss.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/79022/moss.html<br />
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Habitat: Growing on moss along the edge of a pond<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/79019/moss.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/79016/moss.html<br />
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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

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. <br />
<br />
Habitat: Growing on moss along the edge of a pond<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/79016/moss.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/79019/moss.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/79018/moss.html Geotagged,Many-fruited thyme-moss,Plagiomnium affine,Spring,United States

Many-fruited Thyme-moss - Plagiomnium affine <br />
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. <br />
<br />
Habitat: Growing on moss along the edge of a pond<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/79016/moss.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/79022/moss.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/79018/moss.html Geotagged,Many-fruited thyme-moss,Plagiomnium affine,Spring,United States

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. <br />
<br />
Habitat: Growing on moss along the edge of a pond<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/79019/moss.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/79016/moss.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/79022/moss.html Geotagged,Many-fruited thyme-moss,Plagiomnium affine,Spring,United States

    comments (9)

  1. No strong matches on Plantnet. It looks awesome and weird, very ghost-like, almost like it's a double exposure. Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thanks for checking. It was tiny and fantastically weird. The little flower-like bits were almost completely transparent. Posted 2 months ago
      1. It really is cool, let's see how far we can get. I've asked Ori if perhaps he can help us with a starting point, like a family/genus. Posted 2 months ago
        1. Cool! I have no idea where to start aside from it being a plant. I might post it on a FB forum. Posted 2 months ago
  2. So beautiful! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thanks! It was so tiny, lovely, and delicate! Posted 2 months ago
  3. A moss in the Plagiomnium (toothed leaf margins exclude Rhizomnium) genus. The flower-like whorls are reproductive (antheridia) structures. Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks Gary B. Posted one month ago
    2. Thanks so much Gary! Posted one month ago

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''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

Similar species: Bryales
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded May 15, 2019. Captured May 15, 2019 11:32 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/166s
  • ISO125
  • 100mm