Rose moss
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Maria Pavlova Monday, March 18, 2024

Rhodobryum roseum  (Rose moss)

Rose moss is quite unusual because of the flower-like arrangements of its leaves. The leaves clump together forming a rosette around the tip of the stem. Because the sporophytes of Rose moss are produced only in very moist habitats, the formation of new patches is unlikely. The large patches found in undisturbed areas are likely to be very old.

Rose moss grows in moist woodsy areas either at base of trees or in organic soil over calcerous rock. The patches found on rocks are usually larger than those found by trees. This moss often grows with other moss species.