Hylocomium splendens

Step moss, Stair step moss

This cute olive-green moss forms a thick ground cover in low lying forests. It is named for its growth pattern. Each year it grows a new little branch, 3-5 cm further than the last. You can count them to find out the plant’s age.

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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