Roadside Rock Moss

Wildflowers Found in Oregon

Roadside Rock Moss

Racomitrium canescens - Wooly mats that are yellow-green when moist but become whitish-green upon drying, with many side branches; stems 2-8 cm long. Leavers 1.803.0 mm long, wide-spreading when moist, irregularly upright twisted when dry, broadly lance-shaped and ending in a short, clear bristle-tip; edges rolled under; upper cells shortly oblong; strongly papillose; lower cells similar but longer. One of the most common terrestrial mosses in our region; forms extensive mats along roadsides, on roofs and in open, exposed areas.

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