Common Tamarisk-moss - Thuidium tamariscinum


The bright yellow-green fern-like shoots make this one of our more distinctive mosses. They are usually tri-pinnately branched and form mats 5 to 25 cm across.

Identification difficulty

It grows in woodland, hedge banks and in grassland in damp places.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread and common in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map