Straminergon stramineum matt at Lough Bane, Westmeath

SAM 9138

During a survey of Lough Bane (pNHA 001721) a dense patch of Straminergon stramineum was located in a poor fen area beside a small bog lake on a remnant peat area. Usually the moss grows as single strands among Sphagnum and other moss species. The growth of the moss as a larger mono dominant stand was unusal. Thanks to Joanne Denyer for confirming the moss identification. 

© Peter Foss 2012