The bright yellow fruitbodies are
either solitary or, more often, in small clusters. The head is flattened with a shallow
indendation on one face. This gives it the genus name (Microglossum = tiny tongue).
The head is supported by a scurfy, cylindrical stalk. This species is widely distributed
and commonly found in wet spots on the forest floor or sometimes scattered over
well-rotted mossy stumps. In the photo above you can just see a piece of a leafy
liverwort at the base of the stalks and these plants also like it very wet.