36/150: Bug-on-a-stick: neither a stick bug nor a bug


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Plantae: Bryophyta: Bryopsida: Buxbaumiidae: Buxbaumiaceae: Buxbaumia aphylla (Hedw. 1801)

This unusual plant is actually a species of moss! Buxbaumia aphylla, known as bug-on-a-stick, is found across the upper Northern Hemisphere in temperate and subarctic regions. Continue reading “36/150: Bug-on-a-stick: neither a stick bug nor a bug”

The Moss Bosses


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By Liz Darling (Sears) and Jesse Sills

Hi everyone! Now that the vascular plants of Canada DNA barcoding project is all finished (Read about it here), the team here at the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics has moved on to another group of plants: the Bryophytes.  This term broadly encompasses all land plants that do not have any true vascular tissue, which includes the mosses, liverworts and hornworts.  Continue reading “The Moss Bosses”