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Polytrichum strictum Brid.
polytrichum moss

General Information
Symbol: POST70
Group: Moss
Family: Polytrichaceae
Growth Habit: Nonvascular
Native Status: NA   N
Data Source and Documentation
Distribution Map
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Symbol Scientific Name
POAL22 Polytrichum alpestre Hoppe
POAF2 Polytrichum affine Funck
POJUG Polytrichum juniperinum Hedw. var. gracilius Wahlenb.
POJUA2 Polytrichum juniperinum Hedw. var. affine (Funck) Brid.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Division Bryophyta – Mosses
Subdivision Musci
Class Bryopsida – True mosses
Subclass Bryidae
Order Polytrichales
Family Polytrichaceae
Genus Polytrichum Hedw. – polytrichum moss
Species Polytrichum strictum Brid. – polytrichum moss

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
a haircap moss



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Description of Values

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