Amblystegium serpens
Creeping Feather-moss
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bryophyta
Class: Bryopsida
Subclass: Bryidae
Order: Hypnales
Family: Amblystegiaceae
Genus: Amblystegium
Species: A. serpens
Binomial name
Amblystegium serpens

Creeping Feather-moss (Amblystegium serpens) is a species of moss.

Its range includes Britain, where it is a common species.

It is pleurocarpous in form, matt in appearance, and with ovate to lanceolate leaves which end in a fine acute point.

It forms creeping mats on decaying tree stumps, hedgebanks and other shaded sites.


  • Watson, E. V. (1981) British Mosses and Liverworts 3rd edn. pp. 340-341