Springy Turf-moss

Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus

Springy Turf-moss (Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus)

This moss forms dense tufts or mats, has distinctive red stems, and the way the shoots bend backwards gives the moss a star-like appearance. Fruiting is very rare.

Springy Turf-moss (Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus)

Found on damp grass and banks in woodland, by streams and in marshes, and often in lawns. Common and widespread.

Photographs of Springy Turf-moss (Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus) taken February 2014, nature reserve, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2014. Camera used Nikon Coolpix P500.

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