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NZ Plants

Ditrichum difficile

Family: Ditrichaceae

Ditrichum difficile is a small tufted plant with long yellowish-brown to pale green and narrow leaves. The sheathing leaf bases overlap with one another and each leaf gradually narrows to become slender and grass-like. Leaves are scarcely altered when dry. Capsules have a distinctive shape, tapering at both ends, are slightly curved and flattened with age.

Widespread in New Zealand on soil banks.