silvergreen bryum moss

(Bryum argenteum)

Conservation Status
silvergreen bryum moss
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

NNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Growth Form

 
 

Acrocarp

 
     
 

Height

 
 

 

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Disturbed areas; environments with high atmospheric polution; areas with high nitrogen, such as kennels and golf course putting greens and tees.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

 

 
     
 
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Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

7, 10, 30.

 
  4/30/2021      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Bryophyta (mosses and liverworts)  
  Subdivision Bryophytina  
  Class Bryopsida (true mosses)  
  Subclass Bryidae  
  Superorder Bryanae  
 

Order

Bryales  
 

Family

Bryaceae  
 

Genus

Bryum  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

 

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Bryum argenteum var. lanatum

Bryum argenteum var. majus

Bryum lanatum

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

silver moss

silvergreen bryum moss

silvery bryum

silvery thread moss

 
       
 

The common name refers to the silvery color of the foliage.

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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