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Moss  Marsh Hair Moss

Marsh Hair Moss - Photo  Copyright 2004 Gary Bradley Photo: G. Bradley

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A great way to see all the details on moss is  is with a powerful hand lens - click here

Latin name: Polytrichum commune

Size: Leaf size approximately 8-12mms long

Distribution: Found throughout the UK.

Months seen: All year round. Fruiting bodies appear in the summer.

Habitat: Bogs, moorland and damp woodlands.

Special features: A tall stemmed moss, often growing to 20cms high and forming large 'cushions'. It has narrow leaves and red-brown stems.


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