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Mosses
7 species
Fire Moss
Order: Dicranales
Family: Ditrichaceae
Genus: Ceratodon
Species: Purpureus
Also known as Purple Horn Toothed Moss, Ceratodon
Moss - native to North America
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bryophyta (Mosses)
Class: Bryopsida (True Mosses)
Updated March 16 2012
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Cypress-leaved Plait Moss
Order: Hypnales
Family: Hypnaceae
Genus: Hypnum
Species: Cupressiforme
Also known as Hypnum Moss - native to North America
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bryophyta (Mosses)
Class: Bryopsida (True Mosses)
Updated February 29 2012
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Orthotrichum Moss
Order: Orthotrichales
Family: Orthotrichaceae
Genus: Orthotrichum
Species: Affine? Anomalum?
Known as Bristle Moss in Great Britain - native to North
America
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bryophyta (Mosses)
Class: Bryopsida (True Mosses)
Updated February 29 2012
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Haircap? Moss
Order: Polytrichales
Family: Polytrichaceae
Genus: Polytrichum
Species: Commune? Formosum?
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bryophyta (Mosses)
Class: Bryopsida (True Mosses)
? Moss
Order: Hypnales? (Bryales?)
Family: Plagiotheciaceae? (Mniaceae?)
Genus: Plagiothecium? (Plagiomnium?)
Species: ?
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bryophyta (Mosses)
Class: Bryopsida (True Mosses)
Updated October 14 2012
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Native to North America
Native to North America
Fire Moss - leaves approx. 2 mm - fruit stalk to 6 cm - Leslie Spit - March 2008
Cypress-leaved Plait Moss - leaves approx. 2 mm - fruit stalk approx. 5 cm - West Don Valley (Sunnybrook Park) - March 2010
Orthotrichum Moss with Physcia spp. lichen - leaves approx. 4 mm - height approx. 3 cm - Kortright Centre for Conservation - March 2010
Haircap? Moss - leaves approx. 7 mm - fruitstalk approx. 5 cm - West Don Valley (Wilket Creek Park) - October 2012
? Moss - leaves approx. 3 mm - fruitstalk approx. 5 cm - Lower Don Valley (Leaside) - March 2012
Pincushion Moss - diameter approx. 8 cm
Family: Leucobryaceae
Genus: Leucobryum
Species: Glaucum
Also known as Leucobryum Moss - similar to White Moss
(L. albidum) - native to North America
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bryophyta (Mosses)
Class: Bryopsida (True Mosses)
Tortula Moss
Order: Pottiales
Family: Pottiaceae
Genus: Tortula (also Syntrichia)
Species: Ruralis
Also known as Star or Talon Moss - subspecies
ruraliformis known as Sandhill Screw Moss - native to North
America
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bryophyta (Mosses)
Class: Bryopsida (True Mosses)
Updated March 18 2012
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Tortula Moss - leaves to 4 mm - stalk to 2 cm - Leslie Spit - March 2008
Order: Dicranales
Updated November 18 2015
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Pincushion Moss - leaves to 8 mm - stalk to 1.5 cm - Uxbridge - November 2015