Genus name denoting a little marsh in reference to the habitat. Species name describing the leaf arrangement where the upper part of the leaf curves abruptly downward
Sporophytes rare, pale brown when mature.
The regular, five-rowed arrangement of the extremely squarrose leaves, plus the moist calcareous habitat make this moss strikingly distinctive in British Columbia.
Forming dense, tall turfs of yellow-green to pale green plants in which the leaves are arranged in five neat rows. The shoot, when viewed from above, has the leaves radiating like the five arms of a star. Habitat: In calcium-rich wetlands.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
Illustration Source: Some Common Mosses of BC