Rusty Cord-moss

Entosthodon rubiginosus

Status

Endangered

Description

The rusty cord-moss is a tiny moss that grows as individuals or in small patches. Its small cup-like capsules grow on an upright stem from the center of a cluster of tiny leaves. The capsules identify the plant and are yellow-brown in colour when mature.

Habitat

It is restricted to open mineral soil alongside seasonally wet, alkaline ponds, lakes, and sloughs, and on seepage slopes or narrow gullies.

Threats

Degradation or destruction of the habitat through livestock (horses and cattle) damage
Invasive plants
ATV use

You Can Help!

Keep the area free of invasive weeds
Avoid trampling or driving over the plant and the surrounding habitat
Learn more about this plant and its biology

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