Feather moss

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any moss branched in a feathery manner, esp. several species of the genus Hypnum.

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From hundreds of inventoried samples only 34 were selected in northern Poland, which at the same time is the area of the most important refuges in the country of the rare plant species marsh saxifrage (Saxifraga hirculus), fen orchid (Liparis loeselii) and slender green feather moss (Hamatocaulis vernicosu).
I am not sure whether it was the efforts of the team to route and re-route theoretical lines across the hill, avoiding neolithic cairns and the internationally rare slender green feather moss, or the fear amongst beleaguered consultees of being dragged out on yet another bitterly cold site visit, but finally a local route was agreed.
The point," interjects Paul, "is that feather moss and ferns in such a regrowth can't be used by wildlife-not enough nutrition.