Ground Fern Moss (Thuidium Delicatulum) gets it’s name due to it’s fern look. It is part of the Huidiaceae and Hypnales family. Fun fact – this moss is found on every single continent! (except for Antarctica) This means it thrives in many conditions and soil types. This species likes to grow on pathways, stones, rock and wooden logs. Ground Fern Moss is known for it’s thickness, small stalks and leafy structure which gives a fern-like appearance.
This moss grows very fast as long as it stays moist, up to five feet in only a year. It is ideal for spreading across flagstones, cobblestones and brickwork. Ground Fern Moss makes for excellent insulation and is very absorbent, being able to withstand long drought periods.
Although Ground Fern Moss can thrive in many countries and conditions, from woodland ravines and forest logs to sandstone and pine groves, it is very common throughout the United States and Canada.