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'.

Distribution

It is currently only known from a single site in Northumberland.

Habitat

Rocks by shaded stream banks.

Status

It is classified as Critically Endangered in Britain, and Endangered in the rest of Europe.

Key threats

It is mainly threatened by overgrazing, which prevents trees from regenerating, and changes in water quality and quantity.