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Polytrichum juniperinum - Willd.
                 
Common Name Hair-Cap Moss, Juniper polytrichum moss
Family Polytrichaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry acidic soils on heaths, rocks and walls.
Range Britain.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Polytrichum juniperinum Hair-Cap Moss, Juniper polytrichum moss


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Polytrichum juniperinum Hair-Cap Moss, Juniper polytrichum moss
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Physical Characteristics
 
Polytrichum juniperinum is an evergreen Perennial. It is in leaf 12-Jan. Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils and can grow in very acid soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Habitats
 East Wall. In. West Wall. In.
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Diuretic.

The whole herb is powerfully diuretic[4, 61]. An infusion is an excellent remedy in dropsy, especially when used with hydrogogue cathartics[4]. It is also very useful in the treatment of urinary obstructions, gravel etc, causing no nausea and suitable for long-term use[4].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
We have no details of the cultivation needs of this plant[K], it grows wild on dry acidic soils on heaths, rocks and walls[17].
Propagation
Spores - best sown as soon as they are ripe on the surface of a humus-rich sterilized soil. Keep the compost moist, preferably by putting a plastic bag over the pot. Pot on small clumps of plantlets as soon as they are large enough to handle and keep humid until they are well established. Do not plant outside until the plants are at least 2 years old and then only in a very well sheltered position.
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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