Leptodontium flexifolium

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Identification notes

When you come across this bright green acrocarp on a moorland track, or on thin soil over acid rocks, it will probably remind you of Barbula unguiculata. However, it grows in places where B. unguiculata is rarely found, so it merits a closer look. Check for tell-tale coarse teeth on the upper leaf margins, which are much larger than those of Hennediella stanfordensis or H. macrophylla, which in any case grow in very different habitats.

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Distribution in Great Britain and Ireland

View distribution from the BBS Atlas 2014

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