Delaware Wildflowers • Families • Orthotrichaceae
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.
Closeup of dry plants. Eight larger teeth on the capsule full of spores at top right distinguish O. stellatum
Closeup of hydrated plants. There's another moss there too, resembling a tiny vine.
Calyptra and open capsule showing peristome teeth and spores.
The front yard
David G. Smith