[Polytrichum Mosses East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Juniper Moss, Juniper Polytrichum Moss

Polytrichum juniperinum

Synonyms: Polytrichum apiculatum, Polytrichum juniperinum var. waghornei

Sporophyte stage of Juniper Moss, Juniper Polytrichum Moss: Polytrichum juniperinum (Synonyms: Polytrichum apiculatum, Polytrichum juniperinum var. waghornei)

The sporophyte stage of the life cycle of juniper moss as seen along the Eagle Creek Trail, Columbia River National Scenic Area.............March 24, 2012.

Archaegonia of Juniper Moss, Juniper Polytrichum Moss: Polytrichum juniperinum (Synonyms: Polytrichum apiculatum, Polytrichum juniperinum var. waghornei) - Male gametophyte plants of Juniper Moss, Juniper Polytrichum Moss: Polytrichum juniperinum (Synonyms: Polytrichum apiculatum, Polytrichum juniperinum var. waghornei) - Stem leaves of a sporophyte plant of Juniper Moss, Juniper Polytrichum Moss: Polytrichum juniperinum (Synonyms: Polytrichum apiculatum, Polytrichum juniperinum var. waghornei)

Additional close-up photos of juniper moss as seen along the Eagle Creek Trail, Columbia River National Scenic Area.............March 24, 2012. The photo at left shows a close-up of the archaegonia (male gametophyte), the center shows a close-up sideview of the male gametophyte, and the photo at right shows a close-up of the stem leaves of the sporophyte stage.

uniper Moss, Juniper Polytrichum Moss: Polytrichum juniperinum (Synonyms: Polytrichum apiculatum, Polytrichum juniperinum var. waghornei)

uniper Moss, Juniper Polytrichum Moss: Polytrichum juniperinum (Synonyms: Polytrichum apiculatum, Polytrichum juniperinum var. waghornei) - uniper Moss, Juniper Polytrichum Moss: Polytrichum juniperinum (Synonyms: Polytrichum apiculatum, Polytrichum juniperinum var. waghornei) - Capsule of Juniper Moss, Juniper Polytrichum Moss: Polytrichum juniperinum (Synonyms: Polytrichum apiculatum, Polytrichum juniperinum var. waghornei)

Examples of juniper moss as seen on open rock outcrops at Catherine Creek, Columbia River Gorge, where it is fairly common.............April 3, 2012.

Paul Slichter