Greater Featherwort - Plagiochila asplenioides


    This large species has stems that are 5 to 9 mm wide and extend to 12 cm in length. The leaves are 2.5 to 4.5 mm wide and 3 to 4.5 mm long, convex and translucent green, and attached in an overlapping manner angled towards the tip of the stem. The species is dioicous but not often fertile, capsules are rarely found.

    Identification difficulty

    Prefers damp turf in woodlands and on sheltered banks. May also be found in fens and on rocks or rotting wood.

    When to see it

    All year.

    UK Status


    VC55 Status

    Fairly common.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

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