Funaria hygrometrica is a common greenhouse weed. Funaria hygrometrica may be found in burned-over sites on bare and disturbed soil which is high in nitrogen. Not surprisingly, therefore, gardens and abandoned agricultural sites are also common sites in which to find this moss.
Funaria hygrometrica is an acrocarpous moss. The short, glossy, yellow-green, and bulb-like shoots for small, loose, tufts.
The sporophytes are commonly present in spring and summer.
The long-snouted and cucullate calyptra is shaped like a sleeping cap.
The seta is curved and to aid in the dispersal of spores, the seta twists and curls in response to moisture.