Moss And Sundews. August 1, 2011Posted by littlebangtheory in macro photos.
Tags: sphagnum moss, sundews
Along the road today I noticed a patch of moss clinging to a road cut and stopped – I’ve found sundews here in the past and hoped to find them again.
Well, I did, though it was the Sphagnum moss which caught my eye:
…with sundews poking through on the left. The moss is in a sort-of jelled state of development (it goes through some significant changes in the course of its life cycle) and has hung onto a few of its spore-bearing structures:
…and of course there’s that little spatulate sundew leaf, obligingly red.
The sundews have magnificent (albeit tiny) flower spikes developing:
I hope to see them bloom soon.