Mosses


Bryophytes
Mosses
Mosses, Comprehesive
 About Bryophytes
Liverworts
Algae 

Plants
Ontario Field Naturalist's Toolchest
Bryophytes
Mosses, Liverworts, and Hornworts A Field Guide to Common Bryophytes of the Northeast Outstanding Mosses & Liverworts of Pennsylvania & Nearby States Elfin World of Mosses and Liverworts How to Know the Mosses and Liverworts
Mosses, Liverworts, and Hornworts: A Field Guide to Common Bryophytes of the Northeast Am
Outstanding Mosses & Liverworts of Pennsylvania & Nearby States Am
The Elfin World of Mosses and Liverworts of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Isle Royale  Am
Not quite Ontario, but is for the layman.  Color photographs included.  Cover 123 species of mosses and liverworts.  Isle Royale is a large island in the middle of Lake Superior.
How to Knows the Mosses and Liverworts Archive Am

Links, identification resources for bryophytes ....
Minnesota's Bryophytes Four books available in PDF format. Covers mosses and liverworts.  One book is an illustrated glossary.
Bryophyte Flora of North America A comprehensive website on mosses, liverworts and hornworts of North America.  Part of the Flora of North America
A Perspective Oriented Guide for the Identification of North American Bryophyte Genera
Field Guide to the Mosses and Liverworts of Alberta Peatlands A PDF with an option to purchase a hard copy

More links on bryophytes...
bryophyteportal.org  A variety of resources.  Generated species checklists.  Technical info on species.  Crowd sourced images, and more.
Bryophytes sl,. Mosses, Liverworts, and Hornworts, Illustrated Glossary A PDF
Bryophyte, Ecology

Mosses
Mosses of the Northern ForestCommon Mosses of the Northeast and Appalachians

Field Guide to the Peat Mosses of Boreal North AmericaMosses Lichens & Ferns of Northwest North America
Mosses of the Northern Forest Pub
Outstanding photography.  A great beginner guide, covers all species within its coverage area, and is a bridge to more comprehensive guides.  In three formats, this book, a pack of map-sized foldouts and a free digital guide with more images at higher resolution.
Common Mosses of the Northeast and Appalachians Am GB
Nicest field guide, and the best you can get before heading towards the technical books.
Field Guide to the Peat Mosses of Boreal North America Am GB
Covers spaghum mosses only but has color plates.
Mosses Lichens & Ferns of Northwest North America GB

Links on mosses...
World of Mosses Robert Muma's website is quite an interesting introduction to the subject of mosses. His field guide A Graphic Guide to Ontario Mosses is available online or in book form.  The book is not professionally bound (it is 8 pages printed out, folded in half with two staples with a green cover) but the information inside is valuable.

Mosses, Comprehensive
Mosses of the Great Lakes Forest Mosses of Eastern North America Maine Mosses Flore Des Bryophytes Du Quebec-Labrador Checklist of the Mosses of Ontario
Mosses of the Great Lakes Forest Pub GB Am
Mosses of Eastern North America GB
Comprehensive but for a larger geographic area than the similar preceding one.
Maine Mosses Volume 1 and 2 Am
Flore Des Bryophytes Du Quebec-Labrador (3 volumes) Pub
Checklist of the Mosses of Ontario GB

More on comprehensive resources on mosses...
Moss Flora of the Martime Provinces
Checklist of the mosses of Canada II This checklist shows which species occur in Ontario and other provinces

About Bryophytes
A Focus on Peatlands and Peat Mosses
Structural Diversity of BryophytesIntroduction to BryophytesBryophyte BiologyMosses and Other Bryophytes, an Illustrated Glossary
A Focus on Peatlands and Peat Mosses GB Pub
Structural Diversity of Bryophytes Pub
Introduction to Bryophytes Am
Bryophyte Biology Am GB
Mosses and Other Bryophytes, an Illustrated Glossary nhbs

Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of MossesThe Structure and Life of Bryophytes
Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses GB
A natural history book on mosses.
The Structure and Life of Bryophytes GB
Another natural history book on mosses but more technical.

Liverworts
An Enthusiasts Guide to the Liverworts and Hornworts of Ontario Liverworts of New England: A Guide for the Amateur Naturalist
Liverworts and Hornworts of Southern Michigan


An Enthusiasts Guide to the Liverworts and Hornworts of Ontario Pub 
The book for the close relatives of mosses.  First half is a key, second half has species descriptions with line drawings on the facing page.  Six pages of color photographs. Spiral bound paperback
Liverworts of New England: A Guide for the Amateur Naturalist Am
Liverworts and Hornworts of Southern Michigan Pub

Links on liverworts...
Ohio Liverwort Diversity

Algae
Algae are the least known of the plants.  To really study them you do really need a microscope and go through rather technical field guides.  Small organisms like algae offer the opportunity to bring nature appreciation indoors as you study them through a microscope.  Not many books have been published on the subject.
Freshwater Algae How to Know the Freshwater Algae How to Know the Seaweeds Freshwater Algae of North America Diatoms of North America
Freshwater Algae AM
How to Know the Freshwater Algae
AM
How to Know the Seaweeds GB
Good but dated field guides.
Freshwater Algae of North America GB
Comprehensive and technical.
Diatoms of North America GB
Short book on a type of algae.
 
Common Freshwater Algae of the United States
Common Freshwater Algae of the United States: An illustrated Key to the Genera (Excluding the Diatoms) GB

Links on algae...
Identify that alga Table-based algae key
Freshwater Algae Another key
Algae Identtification Field Guide A pdf for common algae found in the Canadian Praires