*1: Hayle Sands, 1861,
WC (OXF) (Paton 1969a: 746).
Grows as scattered ± erect stems among other mosses
and low herbs and grasses or forms small lawns. Locally
plentiful in short or very short grassland growing over
calcareous sand on fixed dunes from Phillack Towans to
Gwithian Towans. Occurs on dune crests and slopes, in drier
hollows and at edges of slacks, in open insolated sites.
Associates include Hypnum cupressiforme
purum, low grasses and herbs, also near taller plants e.g.
Festuca rubra, Ammophila
Not seen c.fr.