Hygrohypnum luridum

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Identification notes

This moss has a habit of popping up where you might not expect it. Well-grown plants on rocks in watercourses and by standing water are quite conspicuous, especially when capsules are present, but when it is found away from water shoots can be much more slender than usual.

Such plants grow in situations where they will still be irrigated by water run-off from time to time, thereby mimicking its natural watercourse habitat. Places to look for it include inclined stones in woodland paths in limestone areas and in stone church gutters.

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Distribution in Great Britain and Ireland

View distribution from the BBS Atlas 2014

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