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Scientific Name: Bryophyta (Division)
Common Name: moss
Family Name: (various)
Plant Type: Weed (horticultural)
Key ID Features: Leaves with veins absent (instead have microphylls with a midrib-like "costa").
Course(s): HORT 1155


Habit: Horizontal, Irregular, Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Fine
Mature Size:
Height:< 0.1m
Spread:< 0.1m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: North America
Hardiness Rating: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 C)
Exposure: Deep shade, Filtered shade, Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Rock garden
Additional Info: Common local species in lawns include Atrichum selwynii (Polytrichaceae), Brachythecium rutabulum (Brachytheciaceae), Calliergonella cuspidata (Amblystegiaceae), Ceratodon purpureus (Ditrichaceae), Eurhynchium praelongum (Brachytheciaceae), Funaria hygrometrica (Funariaceae), Plagiomnium affine (Mniaceae, a liverwort), Plagiomnium insigne (Mniaceae, a liverwort), Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus (Hylocomiaceae). Wikipedia (family characteristics).
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Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Spiraled
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Other, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Truncate
Margins: Entire
Additional Info: referred to as 'microphylls'

 
 
Inflorescence Type: n/a
Flower Morphology:
Colour (petals): No Flowers
Flower Time at Peak:

 
Fruit Type: Sporangium (spores), Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown, Green
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: See Lab Review Lower (Spore) Plants for more images.

 
Bark or Stem Colour:
  
 
Location(s):
(WDY) WeeDY location : lawns
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