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Rock Andraea Moss

Rock Andraea MossThe Rock Andrea (Andreceaea rupestris), Turner.

Andreaea rupestris has lance-shaped leaves, smooth and with a vein extending beyond the apex.

This moss is common in the mountains of Georgia and North Carolina, descending to the plains northward.

The specific name from the Latin rupes, a rock, refers to its habitat.