Delaware Wildflowers • Common names

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

Ohio Bristle Moss
Ohio Bristle Moss
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.

Ohio Bristle Moss
Closeup of dry plants. Eight larger teeth on the capsule full of spores at top right distinguish O. stellatum.

Ohio Bristle Moss
Closeup of hydrated plants. There's another moss there too, resembling a tiny vine.

Ohio Bristle Moss
Calyptra and open capsule showing peristome teeth and spores.
The front yard
April 2019

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