This is a very common moss here, growing on rocks, roots, logs and stumps. It is distinguished by it feather like appearance with its regularly once pinnate branches. Sporophytes of this moss grow from the side of the stem, and the smooth,curved capsules have a elongated beak (hence the common name). The latin name of this moss has been moved about quite a bit. I first learned it at Eurynchium oreganum then it changed to either Stokesiella oreganum and then Kindbergia oreganum (or vice versa I can't remember) and now it is apparently, back to Eurynchium.
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.