Species name describing the nodding sporangium.
Sporophytes common; sporangia light red-brown, not glossy, maturing in summer.
This is an extremely common and widespread species throughout British Columbia, especially frequent at high elevations and in higher latitudes. There is no reliable field character, however, to separate it from many species of Pohlia and Bryum.
Forming short, dense, light green to dark green turfs.
(See Distinguishing Features.)
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
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Pohlia nutans subsp. schimperi (Müll. Hal.) Nyholm
Pohlia rutilans (Schimp.) Lindb.
Pohlia schimperi (Müll. Hal.) Andrews
Pohlia sphagnicola (Bruch & Schimp.) Broth.