(Haircap Moss)

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Polytrichum commune, Straight Creek Trail, Summit Co. 8587

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Polytrichum commune, Straight Creek Trail, Summit Co. 8591

Scientific Name Polytrichum commune USDA PLANTS Symbol POCO38
Common Name Haircap Moss ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 15759
Family Polytrichaceae (Aloe Moss) Brophyte Flora of North America Ref. Click Here
Description Wet, boggy habitat; generally dark green, robust, less than 2 to 8 inches tall centimeters tall; no obvious blooms. Colorado Status Native

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