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

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map