Polytrichum commune, (Common Hair Cap Moss). Prefers shaded areas with moist acidic soil. In gardens of Japan, where mosses are used commonly, the Common Hair Cap Moss is used more than any other species combined. In the wild it grows in many places, from granite outcrops to the coastal plain to the banks of ponds or lakes. With the ability to grow in a diversity of habitats, Common Hair Cap Moss is seen all over the world.
Common Haircap Moss (Polytrichum commune) as seen in Ashclyst Forest