There Really is a Pyxie-moss!

Pyxie moss in Isle of Wight County with a few sprigs of October flower - Polygonella polygama)
um. Photo: Zach Bradford

Pyxie-moss (Pyxidanthera barbulata) is a diminutive coastal plain endemic found only in the eastern portions of the Carolinas, southeastern Virginia, and the pine barrens of New Jersey and adjacent Long Island. It is adapted to frequent fire and minimizes heat damage by forming dense mats that hug the relatively cool ground. It prefers open, sandy… [Read More]