Amblystegium serpens

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Creeping feathermoss
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A. serpens
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Amblystegium serpens
Schimp.

Amblystegium serpens, the creeping feathermoss,nano moss,[1] is a species of moss. Its range includes Britain, where it is a common species.

Creeping feather-moss is pleurocarpous in form, with ovate to lanceolate leaves which end in a fine acute point. It forms creeping mats on decaying tree stumps, hedgebanks and other shaded sites.

It can live under water, and is used as a plant in some home aquariums.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edwards, Sean R. (2012). English Names for British Bryophytes. British Bryological Society Special Volume. 5 (4 ed.). Wootton, Northampton: British Bryological Society. ISBN 978-0-9561310-2-7. ISSN 0268-8034.
  • Watson, E. V. (1981) British Mosses and Liverworts 3rd edn. pp. 340–341