Hi, I’m very glad to have found you guys, unfortunately, I don’t understand much of this forum as I don’t speak this language.
I found this Sphagum in the oddest place, in the south of France, in full sun direct light, hugging a waterfall, growing flat on a rock I looked for a good 2 hours or so for both patches, but it was only there. I think someone put it there and it happened to grow quite nicely.
We don’t have many species of sphagnum here, two that I have found are: Sphagnum flexuosum, Flexuous Bog-moss and Sphagnum subsecundum.
I have a few books That I’ve looked at and I thought perhaps because of the lime green color it might be Sphagnum aongstroemii ?
Thank you for any help id this one
Hi Rose! I’m no expert on mosses. I mainly photograph insects, but of course I’m interested in all kind of Nature. I browsed the Sphagnum page of Laji.fi and was amazed to see how many different species there are in Finland. Maybe because there are lots of bogs and marshes here. Here is a link to those pictures if you haven’t seen them yet. Sphagnum | Identify | Finnish Biodiversity Info Facility (laji.fi) To my insecure eye Sphagnum auriculatum looks a lot like your specimens… but there are many others, too. I hope someone else can really help you, but I wanted to answer to lead you to that site. Good luck!
Hi! Sph. aongstroemii is an easy species, when you look at the branch leaf tip. However, it is a northern species not recorded from sub-meridional zone and nemoral Europe (except central Russia). Sph. flexuosum is possible.
Stem leaf shape would help a lot in identification.
I recommed the book Sphagnum mosses - The Stars of European Mires (Laine et al. 2018)
I check out the book perfect thank you so much