Bottle Moss

Wildflowers Found in Oregon

Bottle Moss

Amphidium lapponicum - Plants olive-green to light green, dense, growing in cushions about 1-3 cm high, bisexual; stems with scattered, reddish, root-like filaments. Leaves 1.55-3.0 mm long; spreading and somewhat curved backward when moist, contorted when dry, linear to narrowly lance-shaped, sharp-pointed, often ending in a single, elliptic, cuticular papilae over both cell cavities and crosswalls. Found on moist rock cliffs, but also on basaltic and other slightly basic rock.

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