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Submerging moss found near creeks.... Your experience and can you ID these?

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Hey guys

A few weeks ago I picked up some small samples of moss (or moss-like plants) from a creek that runs through the back of my parents place.

They have been submerged for 3 weeks and seem to be going strong. Anyone got any ID ideas?

Ive got some pictures but they ant the best as i don't own a macro lens

The 4th and 5th photo are the same moss. It's really small in terms of its structure.

Who else has used moss they have found?

Cheers,

Sophie

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I can't help with naming them I've been told fissidens can survive underwater. And the first few pictures look similar to that.

Hopefully someone else with a bit more experience chimes in it would be good to know.

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Just a heads up, Not all native fissidens and mosses can survive being submerged all the time. Most can survive be submerged for extended periods but most need to also be out of the water for a little bit.

I'm sure that there are ones that can but I'm not up to speed with them.

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1st photo: native mini-pellia

3rd: native plagio moss

The rest u commonly find near creek margin - sometimes submerged because of heavy rains - they're more so super wet-loving terrestrial mosses, will live to an extent being submerged but do take on an ugly stringy appearance

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