Asterella californica

Bryophytes Marchantiales Aytoniaceae Asterella

When dry, liverworts look like this
Asterella-californica-dry

When the rains come they change to this (and the change happens in hours). The appearance can flip-flop between the two states as rains alternate with drought.
Asterella-californica-rock

Often they form circles.
Asterella-californica-young-circle

Over time fruiting bodies appear
Asterella-californica-fairy-circle-1

And grow taller
Asterella-californica-fairy-circle-2

Asterella-californica-side-view

Asterella-californica-with-moss


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