(Slender Haircap)

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Polytrichum strictum, Peak Ten, Summit Co. 1825

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Polytrichum strictum, Peak Ten, Summit Co. 1823

Scientific Name Polytrichum strictum USDA PLANTS Symbol POST70
Common Name Slender Haircap ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 548005
Family Polytrichaceae (Aloe Moss) Brophyte Flora of North America Ref. Click Here
Description Wet, boggy habitat; 1/2-inch leaves with tiny (~1/8-inch) orange “flowers”. The correct identification for P. strictum was provided by Jane Hendix of Breckenridge. Colorado Status Native

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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County