Species commonly cultivated
Fissidens grandifrons Brid. (North America)
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grows on rocks and soil, occasionally submerged
Perennial creeping moss. Non spore-producing generation (gametophyte) is dominant, forming a dense mat of dark green, feathery stems. Stems simple or irregularly branched, branching pattern variable; elongate rhizoids along ventral surface (roots absent). Leaves distichous, alternate. Spore-producing generation (sporophyte) emersed. Dispersal by spores and stem fragments.
rocks, clay soil, caves, shaded areas; grows on bare soil near water, or on shady hillsides and backyards