[Mosses of the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Awned Haircap Moss, Bristly Haircap, Polytrichum Moss, Silver-tip Haircap Moss

Polytrichum piliferum

Awned Haircap Moss, Bristly Haircap, Polytrichum Moss, Silver-tip Haircap Moss: Polytrichum piliferum

Awned haircap moss as seen along the "convict" road above Washington Highway SR14 above the twin tunnels one-half mile east of Lyle, Washington ..............March 14, 2012.

Awned Haircap Moss, Bristly Haircap, Polytrichum Moss, Silver-tip Haircap Moss: Polytrichum piliferum - Awned Haircap Moss, Bristly Haircap, Polytrichum Moss, Silver-tip Haircap Moss: Polytrichum piliferum

Awned haircap moss as seen along the "convict" road above Washington Highway SR14 above the twin tunnels one-half mile east of Lyle, Washington ..............March 14, 2012. The beaked capsules held high above the leaves are the sporophyte stage where meiosis occurs and spores are produced. Several gametophyte stages are visible as brownish cups low amongst the leaves.

Awned Haircap Moss, Bristly Haircap, Polytrichum Moss, Silver-tip Haircap Moss: Polytrichum piliferum

What appears to be awned haircap moss as seen on a basalt outcrop between the upper and lower falls along the Labyrinth Trail west of Rowland Lake in the Columbia River Gorge.................January 22, 2011.

Close-up view of the bright red perigonia of Awned Haircap Moss, Bristly Haircap, Polytrichum Moss, Silver-tip Haircap Moss: Polytrichum piliferum - Close-up of the capsules of Awned Haircap Moss, Bristly Haircap, Polytrichum Moss, Silver-tip Haircap Moss: Polytrichum piliferum

Close-up sideview of the perigonia of Awned Haircap Moss, Bristly Haircap, Polytrichum Moss, Silver-tip Haircap Moss: Polytrichum piliferum

Close-ups of the bright red, bowl-like perigonia and some spore capsules of awned haircap moss as seen on planted hummocks adjacent to the parking area at the west trailhead for the Twin Tunnels Trail about one and one-half mile east of Hood River, Oregon...................March 24, 2012.

Awned Haircap Moss, Bristly Haircap, Polytrichum Moss, Silver-tip Haircap Moss: Polytrichum piliferum - Awned Haircap Moss, Bristly Haircap, Polytrichum Moss, Silver-tip Haircap Moss: Polytrichum piliferum with bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva)

Awned haircap as seen(left) along the Memaloose Trail about 200 meters south of the Memaloose Overlook, Columbia River Gorge...........February 17, 2013. Awned haircap moss as seen (right) with bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva) along the paved trail at Catherine Creek, Columbia River Gorge..........January 31, 2016.

Paul Slichter