Common Pawwort - Barbilophozia floerkei

    Description

    This species has shoots that are 0.5 to 3 mm wide with leaves 1 to 2 mm wide and 0.5 to 1 mm long. It is brownish green or yellowish green and has 3 lobed leaves and underleaves. Microscopic examination is required to separate it reliably from B. atlantica and B. hatcheri.

    Habitat

    Open, upland habitats on mossy boulders or turf on north facing slopes.

    When to see it

    All year.

    UK Status

    Locally abundant.

    VC55 Status

    Not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map