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Bartramia pomiformis (Apple moss) is a species of moss in the Bartramiaceae family. It is typically green or glaucous in hue, although sometimes it can appear yellowish. The stems extend from a half cm to 8 cm, with narrowly lanceolate to linear-lanceolate leaves apple moss, (Bartramia pomiformis), moss of the subclass Bryidae that has apple-shaped capsules (spore cases) and forms wide, deep cushions in moist, rocky woods throughout the Northern Hemisphere. It is one of more than 100 species in the genus Bartramia; more than 10 are found in North America. An apple moss is usually erect, with a two-forked caulid (stem) about 6 cm (about 2.25 inches) tall, with rust-coloured, feltlike hairs on its lower part. The top half of each phyllid (leaf) is serrated.
Moist, rocky hillside
Spotted on top of Kennesaw Mountain
Spotted on Feb 25, 2013
Submitted on Feb 25, 2013