Water rock-bristle Seligeria carniolica
|Status||Red - Endangered & Critically Endangered|
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This small moss has very long thin leaves.
These look like tufts of dark green or blackish hair, hence the name 'rock-bristle'.
It is currently only known from a single site in Northumberland.
Rocks by shaded stream banks.
It is classified as Critically Endangered in Britain, and Endangered in the rest of Europe.
It is mainly threatened by overgrazing, which prevents trees from regenerating, and changes in water quality and quantity.