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

Tortula Moss

Tortula princeps

Synonym: Tortula princeps ssp. princeps

Tortula Moss: Tortula princeps (Synonym: Tortula princeps ssp. princeps)

What may be Tortula princeps growing on the side of a large rock placed around the parking area at the west trailhead for the Twin Tunnels Trail east of Hood River, Oregon..................March 24, 2012. A smaller moss, possibly Grimmia pulvinata or Grimmia trichophylla can be observed around the Tortula moss.

Tortula Moss: Tortula princeps (Synonym: Tortula princeps ssp. princeps) - Tortula Moss: Tortula princeps (Synonym: Tortula princeps ssp. princeps)

Tortula Moss: Tortula princeps (Synonym: Tortula princeps ssp. princeps) - Tortula Moss: Tortula princeps (Synonym: Tortula princeps ssp. princeps)

Tortula Moss: Tortula princeps (Synonym: Tortula princeps ssp. princeps)

What may be Tortula princeps either growing atop hummocks in the planted area or growing on the side of a large rock placed around the parking area at the west trailhead for the Twin Tunnels Trail east of Hood River, Oregon..................March 24, 2012. A smaller moss, possibly Grimmia pulvinata or Grimmia trichophylla can be observed around the Tortula moss in one of the photos.

Paul Slichter