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    Ok this stuff is

    Sagina subulata - common names are Heath pearlwort or Irish moss - which is a flowering plant and not a moss and is related to carnations, firepink and campions

    not to be confused with

    Chondrus crispus - commonly called Irish moss or carrageen moss which is actually a red algae and not moss

    Just goes to show how common names can be confusing.
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    Its funny how you hear about something you've never heard of, then it pops up multiple times in a short period of time.

    For instance, the other day I was reading some mead recipes and a few of them called for irish moss. Then it pops up here too lol.

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    Beware of common names. Irish moss is also an edible seaweed
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    Quote Originally Posted by tje25 View Post
    For instance, the other day I was reading some mead recipes and a few of them called for irish moss. Then it pops up here too lol.
    I thought people said this was useless.

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    Oh when it occurs in a carnivorous plant pot it certainly is
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    Chondrus crispus is an algae/seaweed and is edible for humans.

    I don't know if Sagina subulata is. It might make a good dental floss though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredg View Post
    Beware of common names. Irish moss is also an edible seaweed
    Is that a relative of Kate Moss? Or is this like the Spice Girls only with moss?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kulamauiman View Post
    Is that a relative of Kate Moss? Or is this like the Spice Girls only with moss?
    I once had a potful of Kate Moss, and it was uncontrollable. I gave it away..... the Bush form is MUCH more manageable, and so much more elegant. LOL
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