Wild Harris

Woolly Fringe Moss

fir clubmoss 8421 L.Campbell.jpgTypical Mat of Woolly Fringe Moss with Sprig of Fir Club Moss         (Photo: Laurie Campbell)
This is a very common moss on peaty slopes, hummocks and stony plateaus often forming a mat on exposed high hill tops where little else grows. It is easy to identify by it’s leaves, each of which comes to a grey hair point. This is a very hardy plant getting all its nutrients and water exclusively from rain and mist but also surviving long periods of drought.

racomitriumlanuginosum1b L.Campbell.jpgWoolly Fringe Moss    (Photo: Laurie Campbell)

By Robin Reid