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Redshank Moss (Ceratodon purpureus)


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Ceratodon purpureus is a dioecious (has separate male and female plants) moss with a colour ranging from yellow-green to red. It grows to about 3cm. It is found worldwide, mainly in urban areas and next to roads on dry sandy soils. It can grow in a very wide variety of habitats. It is also known as Fire Moss. Picture taken Wells-next-to-the-Sea, Norfolk 10th February 2011.

13th Feb 2011 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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