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Moss of the year - 2020. Pincushion moss

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 19.12.2019 - 17:04

Photo Arne Ader
Estonian text posted 16.12.2019

Valviku mättad Ruhnu metsas

Pincushion moss mounds in a forest in Ruhnu



Pincushion moss    Harilik valvik      Leucobryum glaucum


The pincushion moss is on the list of endangered species in the Estonian Red Book, incidentally it is the only Leucobryum species growing in Estonia. On the list for next year’s mosses  the moss friends had nine different candidates:

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