Tuesday, January 12, 2016

some mosses on wall

Some mosses growing on a stone wall in town.
look, there are three different species, growing in a patch the size of a pea
the silvery one is Bryum argenteum

further on is some colorful Orthotrichum anomalum
and further on is some Schistidium rivulare

might as well post some more mosses from another wall in town

here is another Orthotrichum anomalum

 here is Schistidium rivulare with more mature capsules

here is some Orthotrichum strangulatum

here is rivulare with strangulatum.  i can't tell the leaves apart without a microscope!

here are two mosses who's names i don't know yet.  maybe they'll sprout capsules in the summer and I'll look some more