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
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