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Pohlia nutans

Pohlia nutans

Copperwire moss has a truly global distribution. I wasn't able to locate a distribution map for the species, but I did find references to it occurring in North America, the Phllippines, China, Turkey, northern Europe, Chile, Australia and Antarctica.

The epithet nutans means “drooping” or “nodding”, in this case referring to the maturing capsules.

Botany resource link: The Wollemi Pine – thought to have gone extinct over two million years ago, nearly one hundred living trees of the Wollemi pine were discovered in 1994; they have been a botanical sensation since.


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I love these little guys! They are all over our yard and for some reason the hummingbirds are especially attracted to them. Any know the reason? Food?

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