This is a slightly more mature patch of W longifolia photographed a few springs ago on Anglesey.
Monday, 17 November 2014
Always keep your eyes peeled
Just a quick post, as I've microscoped a moss I grabbed on Saturday while walking to Tesco from Carmarthen town centre with my kids. Johnny insisted on balancing along the low wall by Carmarthen Park, with me holding his hand. At one point he stopped briefly, and I noticed a Weissia with extremely long, pressed-together perichaetial leaves, growing on the crumbly soil of the edge of the lawn. I have just opened up those perichaetials, revealing unripe but expanded capsules of Weissia longifolia var longifolia: only the 5th Carms site although the 2nd in an urban park as it is also present in Llandeilo.