September 9th 2016
This month’s subscriber flair is the next piece in the space plant series, Conner’s Beard moss! The Space Plant Collection features exotic plants found throughout the galaxy: from strange and unusual specimens, to alien species, to varietals commonly found in greeneries. This Conner’s Beard moss growing on a rock is the fifth item in our Space Plant series! Though simple looking, Conner’s Beard moss holds the notable distinction of being considered the first plant subspecies to have naturally evolved on a spacestation. Tied intrinsically with its unique place of birth, the bryophyte can only survive in the specific conditions that the aging station’s life support systems created. The sculpture featured in the Ecosphere is a replica of the gift shop souvenir the moss was originally discovered on by a waylaid botanist.
If you’re an active subscriber, the flair will be attributed to your account today. If you subscribe over the weekend, the plant will be attributed to your account on Tuesday September 13th! More information about subscriptions can be found here!