|Tortula muralis, Wall Screw-moss. On a wall on Station Hill, Hayes, 2 March 2016.|
They all have names in the vernacular, but these cannot really be called "common" names because they were all invented very recently and no-one actually knows them without looking them up in a book. It's generally safer to stick to the scientific names. But I have included the vernacular names anyway, mostly because I hae looked them up!
These mosses mostly grow in the cracks between the bricks or stones. This might be because they like the alkaline mortar, or because they find water is retained better there, or both.
|Bryum capillare, Capillary Thead-moss. On a wall on Station Hill, Hayes, 2 March 2016.|
|Grimmia pulvinata, Grey-cushioned Grimmia. On a low brick wall on Bourne Way, Hayes. 17 February 2016.|
|Brachythecium rutabulum, Rough-stalked Feather-moss. On a low brick wall on Bourne Way, Hayes. 16 February 2016.|