Saturday, July 14, 2012

What is This Strange Plant?

This is what was growing on the oyster mounds in Chapman Cove.

I called Too Tall to see if he has seen the recent postings of this flower and to tell him I am wanting to identify it. He asks numerous questions and I go back to my initial impression. It seemed to look like a carpet of moss, rather than wild flowers. After settling on this possibility, I find starry moss, but that wasn't it. So I typed in yellow star moss and bingo I have a match.

Yellow Star Moss or Campylium stellatum. It seems Menzies had noticed them in British Columbia.
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