Name: Hair Moss
Scientific name: Polytrichum spp.
Category: Moss and Lichen
Nature Stars: 30
About: The largest British moss, grows in woodland, on heaths and moorland.
How to identify: There are at least five species of Hair Moss in the UK, which are very difficult to tell apart.
Fantastic fact: Gets its name from the The common name derives from the golden, hairy calyptra, which is very conspicuous.
Photograph credit: Eco Heathen