Delaware Wildflowers • Families • Orthotrichaceae
Bald Bristle Moss
Dry plants on a Japanese maple.
Hydrated plants on the same tree.
Dry plants with some old capsules.
Open capsules full of spores. Note the two opercula still hanging on at top left.
Calyptrae are sometimes hairy.
Eight peristome teeth distinguish this from O. ohioense
, which has 16.
The front yard
David G. Smith