Sometimes a common name really does capture what a species looks like. Rhytidiadelphus triquestris is known by a number of common names (Shaggy Moss, Rough-neck Moss, Rough Goose-neck Moss), but this one captures the look of the moss perfectly. It is the dominant moss in the understory of our Douglas-fir stand here at Leaning Oaks and grows on rocks, mineral soil and over rotten logs and branches.
Two biologists on a beautiful property armed with cameras, smart phones and a marginal knowledge of websites took up the challenge of documenting one species a day on that property. Join along! Posts and photographs by Leah Ramsay and David Fraser (unless otherwise stated; started January 1, 2014.