Delaware Wildflowers • Common names

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

Bald Bristle Moss
Hydrated plants on the same tree.

Bald Bristle Moss
Dry plants with some old capsules.

Bald Bristle Moss
Open capsules full of spores. Note the two opercula still hanging on at top left.

Bald Bristle Moss
Calyptrae are sometimes hairy.

Bald Bristle Moss
Eight peristome teeth distinguish this from O. ohioense, which has 16.
The front yard
April 2019

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