15 April 2011

Mosses in Baglan Bay

The furnace slag in Baglan supports a surprisingly rich abundance of lower plants including one of my favourites, the rather beautiful and fuzzy-looking Dense Fringe-moss (Racomitrium ericoides), this being very closely related to the Hoary Fringe-moss (R. canescens) mentioned a few weeks ago.
Dense Fringe-moss
The wonderful vernacular names of other species seen today included Silver-moss, Anomalous Bristle-moss, Sand-hill Screw-moss and Thickpoint Grimmia. For more pictures of some of the these species see  http://moonmoths.blogspot.com/2011/04/baglan-bay-cont.html

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