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    I Went into Nature - Are These Both Moss?

    I went to Linn Run State Park in Pennsylvania to peep the purple pitcher plants. I found a whole lot of these two things growing. One is a lot prettier than the other. I'm fairly certain the second one is sphagnum moss.





    I'd like to grow some of whatever the top one is.
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    The second one is definitely sphagnum, no idea what species the first is though lol.

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    how were the pictchers? do you have pictures? And ill have to go soon. it's about an hour away from me
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    The second appears to be Sphagnum. The first looks similar to some I had growing in my pot of Dionaea 'Akai Ryu'. Nasty stuff as it grows in to a dense thick mat like compressed felt.

    You might try a tentative ID by browsing through these sites:
    http://www.ualberta.ca/~mjs14/bryopics/index.htm
    http://worldofmosses.com/

    Note: collecting plants, animals, soil or minerals from PA State Parks is not allowed in case anyone is thinking on those lines. You might be able to get a permit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by awgaupp View Post
    how were the pictchers? do you have pictures? And ill have to go soon. it's about an hour away from me
    They were nice. Some articles online mentioned sundews in the bog, but I didn't see any. Maybe it's too late in the season? Who knows.

    Here are some of my pictures. Pardon the blur. It was raining and I was cold, so I couldn't hold still that well. I also accidentally changed the setting on my camera to be better for pictures of comets and not foliage for some....
























    Does anyone know what the heck that is?
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    That last picture looks like the flower bud of a cactus. No idea what it's doing there, but it doesn't appear to be any native flora.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brokken View Post
    That last picture looks like the flower bud of a cactus. No idea what it's doing there, but it doesn't appear to be any native flora.
    There were three or four of them along a 20' stretch of path. Stuck out like a sore thumb with how bright they were. That's interesting if it's really from a cactus....
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    first one is a polytrichum sp.

    Not sure which one, but there are three that are kind of common..they are becoming more popular in the CP hobby, Common name is Haircap moss... it is slightly acidic and prefers less light than sphag

    I have a couple species of it in cultivation. (trial basis, very limited)

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