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Yellow Collar Moss

Yellow Collar MossThe Yellow Collar-moss, Splachnum luteum, Linn., l. c.

The Yellow Collar-moss differs from the Red Collar-moss in having the margins of the leaves not so coarsely toothed and in having the enlarged portion of the pedicel under the spore-case convex, umbrella-like, bright-yellow, and I an inch in diameter. The pedicel is often six inches long.

The name is from the Latin luteum, a weed, probably a yellow one as the derivatives all signify "yellow." This moss is also found on dung in bogs. The spores are mature in autumn.