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Purple Heath Blanket

Zygogonium ericetorum


Red looking GREEN alga. Fine strands that require microscopy to be certain of ID but general morphology is sufficient for an informal identification


Ericaceous moorland usually in slow-flowing water


Quite matting but sometimes as almost invisible transparent to pale green single filaments

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Scotland, United Kingdom

Spotted on Dec 16, 2019
Submitted on Dec 29, 2019

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