The Apple Moss

Another species of moss that is kind of fun is Bartramia pomiformis, the apple moss.  I suppose it gets its name from the round, apple-like capsules which it bears.

This one grows mostly on vertical surfaces where the air is sort of damp–for example on the walls near waterfalls.

The leaves are also distinctive, being very fine and almost thread like.

This is a very lovely moss!

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