New York Natural Heritage Program
Flowering Pixiemoss
Pyxidanthera barbulata Michx.
Dicots

Habitat [-]
The plants occur in sandy/gravelly disturbed openings in pitch pine oak woods. Sandy pine barrens (Gleason and Cronquist 1991).

Associated Ecological Communities [-]
  • Pitch pine-oak forest
    A mixed forest that typically occurs on well-drained, sandy soils of glacial outwash plains or moraines; it also occurs on thin, rocky soils of ridgetops. The dominant trees are pitch pine mixed with one or more of the following oaks: scarlet oak, white oak, red oak, or black oak.

Associated Species [-]
  • Bushy Bluestem (Andropogon glomeratus)
  • Yellow Wild-indigo (Baptisia tinctoria)
  • Spoon-leaved Sundew (Drosera intermedia)
  • Roundleaf Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia)
  • Trailing Arbutus (Epigaea repens)
  • Hyssop-leaved Thoroughwort (Eupatorium hyssopifolium)
  • Vervain Thoroughwort (Eupatorium pilosum)
  • Western Showy Aster (Eurybia spectabilis)
  • Slender Flattop Goldenrod (Euthamia caroliniana)
  • Longbranch Frostweed (Helianthemum canadense)
  • Canadian St. John's-wort (Hypericum canadense)
  • Canada Rush (Juncus canadensis)
  • Forked Rush (Juncus dichotomus)
  • Wand Bush-clover (Lespedeza intermedia)
  • Northern Bog Clubmoss (Lycopodiella inundata)
  • Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum)
  • Yellow Milkwort (Polygala lutea)
  • Horned Beakrush (Rhynchospora capillacea)
  • Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)
  • Cottongrass Bulrush (Scirpus cyperinus)
  • Whip Nutrush (Scleria triglomerata)
  • (Solidago elliotii)
  • Field Goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis)
  • Downy Goldenrod (Solidago puberula)
  • Virginia Tephrosia (Tephrosia virginiana)