Saturday, May 2, 2015

Spring Sporophytes

I'm not sure which species of moss this is, but I noticed that not all the mosses in my yard put up sporophytes this spring. I guess I don't understand moss well enough, I think technically they all would need to reproduce with sporophytes, but maybe not all put up the really tall stalks with sporangia at the top?

moss sporophytes
"Sporophytes consist of sporangium-bearing stalks growing from the tips of the gametophytes" (Source)

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