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A picture of a Common Hair Cap Moss

Common Hair Cap Moss

Polytrichum commune

Full Sun
Advanced care
Moderate watering
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20cm

Max

15cm

Min

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Polytrichum commune plants
Polytrichum commune male © J. K. Lindsey
Polytrichum commune capsules © M. Luth
Polytrichum commune capsules © J. K. Lindsey
A photo of Common Hair Cap Moss

Common Hair Cap Moss Overview

Polytrichum commune is one of the largest mosses in southern Africa and can grow up to 25 cm high. Its stiff, narrow leaves are spirally arranged at right angles to the wiry stem, giving the plant a star-like appearance when viewed from above.

Special features of Common Hair Cap Moss

Wet sites