Pogonatum pensilvanicum


This species is considered a pioneer moss, and can be found on silt of clay , usually in Eastern North America.


Overall structure:

This species is an acrocarpous moss which has a gametophyte that is greatly reduced. The plants, which are dull to brownish in color, are small and scattered among bright green protonema (which is persistent).

Leaf Structure:

The loosely sheathing leaves of Pogonatum pensilvanicum have blades that are narrow, curved and at times is hooked at the tip.


Overall structure:

The sporangium of this species is erect (or nearly) and is at times faintly angled. The seta is reddish in color.