Delaware Wildflowers • Scientific names

Orthotrichum ohioense
Ohio Bristle Moss
Orthotrichaceae
Native
Orthotrichum ohioense
Dry plants on a dogwood tree. O. stellatum is also present.

Orthotrichum ohioense
Orthotrichum ohioense
Hydrated plants on the same dogwood. 16 teeth on the open capsule distinguish O. ohioense. Below that is a plant that has lost its calyptra but still has the operculum.

Orthotrichum ohioense
Closeup of dry plants. Eight larger teeth on the capsule full of spores at top right distinguish O. stellatum.

Orthotrichum ohioense
Closeup of hydrated plants. There's another moss there too, resembling a tiny vine.

Orthotrichum ohioense
Calyptra and open capsule showing peristome teeth and spores.
The front yard
April 2019

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