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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: Google. Lawn moss can either be controlled or nurtured like in Japanese gardens. Common local species in lawns include Atrichum selwynii (Polytrichaceae), Brachythecium rutabulum (Brachytheciaceae), Calliergonella cuspidata (Amblystegiaceae), Ceratodon purpureus (Ditrichaceae), Eurhynchium praelongum (Brachytheciaceae), Funaria hygrometrica (Funariaceae), and Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus (Hylocomiaceae). See Wikipedia for moss family characteristics. Common liverworts in lawns include Plagiomnium spp. (Mniaceae).
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Leaf Morphology: Glossary
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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