Mosses and Liverworts
of Illinois


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individual plant species:



Amblystegium serpens (Creeping Feather Moss)

Anomodon attenuatus (Common Tree-skirt Moss)

Barbula unguiculata (Common Beard Moss)

Brachythecium laetum (Pleated Foxtail Moss)

Bryoandersonia illecebra (Spoon-leaved Moss)

Bryum argenteum (Silver Moss)

Calypogeia muelleriana (Mueller's Pouchwort)

Ceratodon purpureus (Purple Moss)

Climacium americanum americanum (American Tree Moss)

Conocephalus salebrosum (Snakeskin Liverwort)

Dicranella heteromalla (Fine Hair Moss)

Dicranum scoparium (Windswept Broom Moss)

Entodon cladorrhizans (Flat Glaze Moss)

Fissidens fontanus (Water Pocket Moss)

Fissidens taxifolius (Yew-leaved Pocket Moss)

Frullania eboracensis (New York Scalewort)

Funaria hygrometrica (Bonfire Moss)

Hedwigia ciliata (White-tipped Moss)

Leskea gracilescens (Graceful Chain Moss)

Leucobryum glaucum (Pincushion Moss)

Lophocolea heterophylla (Variable-leaved Crestwort)

Marchantia polymorpha (Umbrella Liverwort)

Nowellia curvifolia (Rustwort)

Pellia epiphylla (Overleaf Pellia)

Physcomitrium pyriforme (Goblet Moss)

Plagiomnium cuspidatum (Baby Tooth Moss)

Polytrichastrum ohioense (Ohio Haircap Moss)

Polytrichum commune (Common Haircap Moss)

Polytrichum juniperinum (Juniper Haircap Moss)

Reboulia hemisphaerica (Purple-fringed Liverwort)

Rhizomnium punctatum (Red Penny Moss)

Rhodobryum ontariense (Rose Moss)

Riccia bifurca (Lizard Crystalwort)

Ricciocarpos natans (Fringed Heartwort)

Thuidium delicatulum (Common Fern Moss)

Weissia controversa (Pigtail Moss)


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