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Taxonomy and Systematics
Species: B. recurvans
Very shiny, green, yellow, or golden. Stems creep and make a loose mat with some branches popping up with almost rounded tips. No midrib present on leaf and when dry the leaves all curl in the same direction. Jagged edges on leaf are visible with a microscope and cells are rectangular and larger near base.
On rotten logs, soil or hummus, and the base of trees.
I found my specimen at the N. west part of campus on the lower blue trail next to a large Beech tree and Silver Maple.
McKnight, Karl B. Common Mosses of the Northeast and Appalachians. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2013.
Jmeierdierck 18:57, 7 May 2013 (UTC)