Scientific Name: Bryophyta (Division)
Common Name: moss
Family Name: (various)
Origin: North America
Hardiness Zone: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 °C)
Plant Type: Weed (horticultural)
Mature Size: < 0.1m x < 0.1m (height x width)
Habit: Horizontal, Irregular, Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Rock garden
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Simple, Spiraled, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Ovate, Other, Entire
Fruit: Capsule, Sporangium (spores), Green, Brown
Key ID Features:
Microphylls of most species are between 1-12mm long and 1-3mm wide, veins absent but most have a midrib-like "costa"; capsules 2-5mm long x about 1mm wide, each form at the tips of the seta or stalk and initially has a pointy covering (the calyptra).