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Rusty Cord-moss

Entosthodon rubiginosus



Endangered (Federal)
Blue List (Provincial)


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.


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


-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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