Could someone tell me a bit more about this fungus found growing in a nearly straight line in the lawn in a wooded area of Virginia, USA? It seems rather fragile, maybe a bit "dry"
This is not a moss, but a fungus of the family Clavariaceae. Most likely this is Clavaria zollingeri, commonly known as violet coral, but there are a few resembling species. Microscopy might be needed to be entirely sure.
The species is saprotrophic, so it grows on the woody debris in your picture.