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Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Apr 27, 2014 7:43 PM CST
What are these tiny ballon like things on moss?

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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Apr 27, 2014 8:01 PM CST

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They are sporophytes, the spore producing stage of the moss.
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Xeramtheum
Apr 27, 2014 8:01 PM CST
Those are spore capsules.
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Apr 27, 2014 8:09 PM CST
Thank you both. I thought that is what they might be. They looked so amazing sparking in the early morning sun
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woofie
Apr 28, 2014 11:58 AM CST
That's a neat photo! Do you suppose there's a place in the database for it?
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Apr 28, 2014 12:00 PM CST
Well, I have no idea what kind of moss it is. It is just growing in the flower bed on the north east side of the house

As an aside, my iphone took that picture. I'm amazed at how good pictures come out from a phone.
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