Hygroamblystegium varium (Hedw.) Mönkemeyer ssp. varium var. varium
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- Botanical Name
- Hygroamblystegium varium (Hedw.) Mönkemeyer ssp. varium var. varium
- Common Name
- Tangled Thread Moss
- Amblystegium varium (Hedwig) Lindberg; Hygroamblystegium fluviatile (Hedw.) Loeske; Hygroamblystegium tenax (Hedw.) Jensen; Leptodictyum trichopodium (Schultz) Warnst.
- Flora of Virginia Name/Status
- Not applicable
- According to FNA, this is an exceedingly variable taxon whose range of morphologies "preclude any formal recognition of the different morphotypes exhibited by the taxon." Many Virginia specimens have been called H. tenax (Hedw.) Jensen or H. fluviatile (Hedw.) Loeske; other names listed in synonymy have also been applied.
- Moist to wet soil, rocks, and logs; typically in forested habitats but sometimes in open, disturbed ground. Common throughout the state.
- Native Status
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