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    Moss ID

    This moss grows around our pond, in the swamp-like areas. I was wondering what kind of moss it is and if it would be suitable to use in potting mixtures (dried or alive)





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    Location would help. Assuming North America you can try this guide:

    http://www.ualberta.ca/~mjs14/bryopics/index.htm

    Some of the genera that like swampy, marshy terrain:

    AULACOMNIUM
    BRACHYTHECIUM
    BRYHNIA
    BRYUM
    CALLIERGON
    CALLIERGONELLA
    CLIMACIUM
    CRATONEURON
    DREPANOCLADUS
    FISSIDENS
    HELODIUM
    MNIUM
    PHILONOTIS
    PLAGIOMNIUM
    PLAGIOTHECIUM
    POLYTRICHUM
    RHIZOMNIUM
    SCORPIDIUM
    SPHAGNUM
    TOMENTHYPNUM

    If you're not finding CPs such as Drosera, Utricularia or Pinguicula in the same area I wouldn't put that stuff anywhere near my CPs. Some of the decorative mosses (e.g. Green or Spanish) sold in garden supply stores will kill your CPs.

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    I live in Belgium (europe) as far as I know CP's don't grow in the wild here at all. Best to not use it in any potting mixtures, even though this moss can easily hold quite abit of water

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