NATURAL HISTORY, TORONTO REGION
The following notes refer to the occurrence of these species in the present-day flora.
Drepanocladus capillifolius has been collected near Montreal, but is probably rare in Eastern America. It is frequent on the Pacific coast.
Drepanocladus vernicosus is a rather rare species of swamps and bogs to the south, but is said to be common in similar habitats in Canada north of Lake Superior and to the west. It has also been found in Prince Edward Island and Anticosti.
Drepanocladus lycopodioides is certainly rare in our range. It grows in bogs and peat meadows and is found as far north as Greenland.
Drepanocladus aduncus occurs on wet earth, stones, pools, spring places, swamps, and is reported through-out Canada, including the Lake Ontario district.
Drepanocladus fluitans is a moss of swamps, pools and peat bogs. Its range extends from Labrador to British Columbia.
Hygrohypnum palustre is uncommon to the south, but is said to be frequent in Canada on rocks in rivers. It is reported from New Brunswick, Gaspe, Owen Sound, Lake Superior, and British Columbia.
Hygrohypnum montanum is regarded as an alpine or subalpine moss of New England, Canada and Newfoundland. It is common to several stations in Canada, and among others to Owen Sound. It grows in mats on wet or submerged rocks.