A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 82

The theme this week is NON-FLOWERING PLANTS:
or, to make it sound more poetical, MOSSES AND LICHENS, FUNGI AND FERNS!

I am not an expert on any of these, but am fascinated by their unusual colours, shapes and textures which so often make a lovely photograph with a lot of interesting detail. Actually, they are all worthy of study as they have such extraordinary structures and life-cycles quite unlike flowering plants.

This is a sphagnum moss in a bog in Norway.

Aren’t the colours stunning? It would make a lovely abstract picture or felting. Sphagnum holds water like a sponge and has many unlikely uses, including being used for dressing wounds in WW1.

 

 

 

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