Moose Moss: This Moss Has a Special Relationship With Moose Dung

Splachnum rubrum growing on a lovely heap of moose dung. Photo: Ksenia Barton / By permission

Splachnum luteum, splachnum rubrum – they sound intriguing, don’t they? These moss species are beautiful. When they’re fruiting, these splachnum species look like they have a cluster of tiny umbrellas waving from a mossy base. Gorgeous. One might expect that they would be named Umbrella Moss or Fairy Parasol, and indeed, these are common names […]