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7. Vine Maple Stems

Vine maple, Acer circinatum, is the most desired source of "floral" moss, because it has much less debris than mosses gathered off the forest floor. The moss mats are best developed in the riparian zone, including ravines, under old growth canopy. Not included among the 100 prominent mosses is Pseudoleskea stenophylla, characteristic of vine maple stems in upland, open, moist thickets.

Antitrichia curtipendula .

Frullania nisquallensis.

Homalothecium fulgescens.

Isothecium stoloniferum.

Kindbergia oregana.

Neckera douglasii.

Porella navicularis.

Rhytidiadelphus loreus.

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