Tree Moss Wildflowers Found in Oregon
Tree Moss

Leucolepis acanthoneuron - This moss forms small colonies on soil, rotting logs, tree bases, and even as epiphytes in some trees. On these surfaces this moss looks like little green trees or palm trees. This species grows mainly on soil along Tatlow trail, but has been reported as an epiphyte of trees, particularly on maple and alder. Leucolepis acanthoneuron is restricted to western North America, ranging from southeastern Alaska to central California and east to Idaho. This moss has a main stem surrounded by very light green or white, triangular leaves. If you find a male plant, the rosette of leaves around the sex organs located at the top of the plant look distinctive from the rest of the leaves. In female plants, a nodding sporangium is commonly situated at the apex of the plant.

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