Genus: Atrichum P. Beauv.
Species: Atrichum angustatum (Brid.) Bruch & Schimp. Slender Starburst Moss
Atrichum angustatum is upright, with no branches. Leaves were branched along stem, and the leaves on wet plants formed a Starburst shape, plants can be dull or whitish green. Leaves are dagger shaped and 3-7 mm. Capsules have a long lid with a beak, and their stalks range from 1-3 cm.
General distribution and habitat
A. angustatum are most commonly found on the disturbed soil over rocks, at the base of trees, or along trails.
I found my specimen of A. angustatum on damp soil next to grasses approx 15m from Dickinson pond.
Fabbott-lum 20:34, 7 May 2013 (UTC)
McKnight, Karl B. Common Mosses of the Northeast and Appalachians. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2013.