Stacked photomicrograph of a single leaf showing hyaline and chlorophyllous leaf details. Raised bog on the Braes of Fowlis, west of Perth.
Growing at the base of a tree trunk in Machar Glen, Killearn. Note spines on leaves.
Growing on a low muddy bank beside Machar Burn in an area of Birch woodland. Near Killearn, Stirlingshire.
Collected during a bryophyte recording excursion in Aberdeenshire in 2011.
The large leaf cells are evident on the leaves of this moss. Deciduous woodland near Alford, Peterculter, Aberdeenshire.
This succulent moss formed luxuriant patches in the calcareous burn flowing into the marsh below Crichton Kirk, Midlothian.
Growing on a track in Cushnie Forest near Alford Bridge, Aberdeenshire.
Globular yellow masses of gemmae borne on elongate stem-like podia. The small dark lumps on the thallus are colonies of the cyanobacterium, Nostoc.
Mature capsules whose apical "lid" has been shed. Mossy bank above Daer Reservoir, South Lanarkshire.
Note the bluish-green leaves with coarse, transparent, forward-pointing teeth on their margins. Graveyard at Elvanfoot Church, South Lanarkshire.
This interesting species formed extensive mats looking like rabbit fur, on the dolerite crags at Kirkton Hill, Perth.
A golden liverwort forming a carpet on the more stony surface areas of dry Calluna moorland. North-east side of Dodd Hill, Angus.
The spores are released via the four longitudinal splits on the capsules. Growing on a rock at the foot of Loudoun Hill, Ayrshire.
Mature capsules on a patch forming low-growing turfs on rocks at Gullane Point, East Lothian.
Growing in one of the hollows of the sand dunes at Aberlady Bay, East Lothian, where Marram Grass is less dominant.
Quite common on the sandy soil of a stubble field on the outskirts of Auchenblae, Kincardineshire.
Forming large tufts and small carpets on rocks in Machar Glen, Killearn, Stirlingshire.
This striking liverwort was growing on the lower surface of a fallen tree trunk in Machar Glen, Killearn, Stirlingshire.