Knights plume moss has symmetrical, thick and branched stems that resemble bird feathers. This light or yellow-green moss species forms carpet-like patches that are easily spotted among other vegetation.
Knights plume moss thrives in shaded and moist habitats and usually occurs in mesic heath forests. It grows both on the ground and on top of deadwood. Its area of distribution covers the boreal zone.
Knights plume moss resembles the plumes knights used to decorate their helmets with. The scientific name of the species refers to this resemblance.
Knights plume moss is a common forest species and it requires no conservation measures to secure its occurrence.
Knights plume moss
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