Pincushion moss Harilik valvik Leucobryum glaucum
The pincushion moss is on the list of endangered species in the Estonian Red Book, incidentally it is the only Leucobryum species growing in
As a plant that prefers a humid climate we can find habitats more often in coniferous or mixed forests turning boggy in
Identification is easy because you cannot miss the pretty paler green moss cushions the height and diameter of which can reach half a metre. Such a large cushion can grow up to a centimetre per year and knowing this we can also calculate the age of it.
What are the threats to these rare mosses?
Drainage and forestry work are both dangers but also careless individuals among us who vandalize the moss cushions.
In summer we will introduce the pincushion moss in more detail .
The website of the Estonian moss friends: LINK