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Necklace Chain Moss
Leskea gracilescens
Leskeaceae
Uncommon native
Necklace Chain Moss
Found this on my roof while cleaning gutters.

Necklace Chain Moss
May 2019
Necklace Chain Moss
When dry, leaves are overlapping, close to stem, resembling a necklace chain.

Necklace Chain Moss
Wet, the tiny leaves (about 1/2 mm long) spread somewhat.

Necklace Chain Moss
Capsules are about 2mm long.

June 2019

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