Delaware Wildflowers • Scientific names

Orthotrichum stellatum
Bald Bristle Moss
Orthotrichaceae
Native
Orthotrichum stellatum
Dry plants on a Japanese maple.

Orthotrichum stellatum
Hydrated plants on the same tree.

Orthotrichum stellatum
Dry plants with some old capsules.

Orthotrichum stellatum
Open capsules full of spores. Note the two opercula still hanging on at top left.

Orthotrichum stellatum
Calyptrae are sometimes hairy.

Orthotrichum stellatum
Eight peristome teeth distinguish this from O. ohioense, which has 16.
The front yard
April 2019

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