Haircap Moss | Forty Acre Rock (S.C.)

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Description/Standards Tabs

  • Genus Polytrichum
  • Stems are rigid
  • Long, pointy leaves arranged spirally around stem
  • Name means "many hairs"
  • Hairy cap covers the capsule before it is fully mature
  • Grows in woods, wetlands in acidic soil

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