Delaware Wildflowers • Scientific names

Leskea gracilescens
Necklace Chain Moss
Leskeaceae
Uncommon native
Leskea gracilescens
Found this on my roof while cleaning gutters.

Leskea gracilescens
May 2019
Leskea gracilescens
When dry, leaves are overlapping, close to stem, resembling a necklace chain.

Leskea gracilescens
Wet, the tiny leaves (about 1/2 mm long) spread somewhat.

Leskea gracilescens
Capsules are about 2mm long.

June 2019

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