The Wet, The Dry And The New

Intermediate Screw-moss (Syntrichia intermedia)

These are all images of the same species of moss growing on my garage roof. In its hydrated form it is fresh and vibrant with its leaves open as in the above image.

Intermediate Screw-moss (Syntrichia intermedia)

In these images it is dry to getting hydrated. It is quite amazing to watch how moss instantly gathers water when but a few drops are sprinkled on a dry mat of it. Within seconds it plumps up and begins to green or yellow up.

Intermediate Screw-moss (Syntrichia intermedia)

I believe the image below shows newly formed growth.

Intermediate Screw-moss (Syntrichia intermedia)

Photograph of Intermediate Screw-moss (Syntrichia intermedia) taken October 2016, rear garden, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D7200, with Sigma 105mm macro lens. Manual setting ISO 800. 1/125 sec. f/6.3. No flash, hand-held.


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