Common Pawwort - Barbilophozia floerkei


This species has shoots that are 0.5 to 3 mm wide with leaves 1 to 2 mm wide and 0.5 to 1 mm long. It is brownish green or yellowish green and has 3 lobed leaves and underleaves. Microscopic examination is required to separate it reliably from B. atlantica and B. hatcheri.

Identification difficulty

Open, upland habitats on mossy boulders or turf on north facing slopes.

When to see it

All year.

UK Status

Locally abundant.

VC55 Status

Not known.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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