- Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:23 am
It's not moss from New Zealand specifically, it's moss species in the genus Sphagnum, which grow pretty much everywhere around the world. The New Zealand stuff just tends to be the best quality commercial product.
I have some native Oregon Sphagnum moss growing outside, though I haven't tried growing any CPs in it (at least on purpose, some D. intermedia seeds got in there) since I have regular trouble with birds attacking it so I keep the moss covered up with a screen.
As for the moss you found, if you want to try it go ahead but I would not expect positive results. I doubt any of these mosses will retain water anywhere near as well as Sphagnum though, and there are other factors to consider such as the availability of free nutrients, pH, resistance to decomposition, etc.