The rarest moss of the day. ( for Norfolk )
This turned out to probably be Chalk Screw-moss (Tortula vahliana) A first for Norfolk if confirmed by the referee.
Common Yellow Lichen ( Xanthoria parietina )
A mixture of Silver-moss ( Bryan argenteum ) and White-tipped Bristle-moss ( Orthotrichum diaphanum ) ?
Neat Feather-moss ( Pseudoscleropodium purum)
White-tipped Bristle-moss ( Orthotrichum diaphanum ) ?
16 Outer peristome teeth - Silver leaf tips
Salad Burnet ( Sanguisorba minor )
A trip to Cockthorpe Common to discover mosses with the Bryology Group of the N&NNS
Truly extraordinary to hear the discussions over the id of particular mosses.
Cockthorpe Common is situated in the valley of the River Stiffkey, where steep slopes support a diverse chalk grassland flora and it is a designated SSSI.
It is one of the few unimproved chalk downland sites left in Norfolk and contains a rich flora, including a number of uncommon species.
All moss IDs are a work in progress hence ???