E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Amblystegium varium (Hedw.) Lindb.
willow feathermoss (amblystegium moss)
Amblystegiaceae

Introduction to the Bryophytes of BC
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Introduction

This species has bipolar distribution (North America, South America, south Africa, Antarctica, Pacific Islands) and is found in a variety of habitats, from hardwood forests to marshes, fens and ponds, and including fast-flowing water, up to 2500 m elevation (Vanderpoorten 2009). In North America, it is found across Canada and the United States (Vanderpoorten 2009).

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Amblystegium varium var. alaskanum Cardot & Thér.
Amblystegium varium var. lancifolium Grout
Amblystegium varium var. ovatum (Grout) Grout
Amblystegium varium var. parvulum (Austin) Grout
Hygroamblystegium varium (Hedw.) Mönk.

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