Tree-moss - Climacium dendroides

    Description

    Patch-forming, with erect stems 2-3 cm tall. The shoots resemble miniature palm trees, with yellow-green branches at the tip of the stems. Stems tend to be longer when available moisture is higher. Capsules are rare.

    Habitat

    Prefers damp places, with variable water levels such as the edges of lakes and reservoirs, flushes, wet grassland, damp scrub and woodland.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map