Capillary Thread-moss

Bryum capillare

The leaves of this moss are tipped with a fine point. The drooping spore capsules are elongate-ovoid on long stalks. They are green ripening to brown. Height 3cm.

It grows in tufts or patches on walls, roofs and paving in urban areas, but also on rocks, woodland rides and grassland in the wild. It is found all year round. Common and widespread throughout Britain.

Photographs taken January 2014 and 2016, front driveway and local canal.


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