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Common Names: M

madake
Phyllostachys bambusoides
magnolia, sweet bay
Magnolia virginiana
Makino bamboo; kei-chiku; gui zhu
Phyllostachys makinoi
marjoram
Origanum vulgare
marsh marigold; cowslip
Caltha palustris
Mayapple; wild lemon
Podophyllum peltatum
Mayflower
Epigaea repens
mayflower, Canada
Maianthemum canadense
Maypop
Passiflora incarnata
meadowsweet
Spiraea latifolia
Meehan's mint; creeping mint
Meehania cordata
metake
Pseudosasa japonica
milkweed, swamp
Asclepias incarnata
miniature !bamboo,
Pseudosasa owatarii pygmaea
mint, dotted
Monarda punctata
mist flower
Eupatorium coelestinum
mock orange
Philadelphus coronarius
moss
Atrichum undulatum
moss
Callicladium haldanianum
moss, common haircap
Polytrichum commune
moss, flowering
Phlox subulata
moss, reindeer
Cladonia species
mother-of-thyme
Thymus serpyllum
mountain laurel; calico bush
Kalmia latifolia
mountain lover
Paxistima canbyi
mountain mint, hyssop-leaved
Pycnanthemum hyssopifolium
mountain-mint, hoary
Pycnanthemum incanum
mountain-mint, short-toothed
Pycnanthemum muticum
mulberry hybrids, white x red
Morus alba x rubra

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Catalog as of January 02, 2016

Cladonia

A genus of lichens which includes some of the more conspicuous and well-known species.

species evgrn peren • ht 6" • zones 3?-8?

reindeer moss


moss, native, rock garden, sun - part shade
e n Amer?

Not a moss, but actually a lichen, reindeer moss is among the showiest of the group known as filigree lichens. For their size, the creamy-white plants are among the most distinctive of our native plants. Slow-growing and long-lived, the delicately and intricately branched plants can develop into nicely rounded mounds about 6" in height and 12" in diameter. In color and form, the plants are reminiscent of certain types of coral. Their appearance is the same at any time of the year.

Reindeer moss occurs naturally here in poor, sandy soil, in partial shade to nearly full sun. George Schenk states in Moss Gardening that reindeer moss can be readily cultivated even on rocks if given a small pocket of soil in which to establish. In dry weather the plants become hard and crisp; when moisture returns they quickly become soft and pliant again.

We have not yet been able to identify this species, which is native here, but we will continue to try. Its range of cultivation is uncertain. Similar species of Cladonia occur from the Arctic to at least as far south as Florida. It is likely that this species is adapted to the range of zones indicated, and perhaps beyond.

cat # 0A0G
$12.95 each