Tree-moss - Climacium dendroides


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.

Identification difficulty

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.

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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