Moss Plants

There is a lot of moss growing in parts of Australia, but what are moss plants?


Mosses are small plants that grow like a carpet in moist and dark areas, often in a closed forest, and they consist of leaves but have no flowers or seeds, and they reproduce in the same way as ferns.

Cradle Mt. and Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia
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There are about 12000 species of them world wide, and most are very small plants.

They are non woody, non vascular plants, with no proper roots, but so called rhizoids. Unlike roots, the rhizoids are not used to absorb water or nutrients, those are taken in via leaves.

Beauchamp Fall, Waterfall in the Rainforest, Otway N.P., Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
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With no flowers or seeds, mosses reproduce with spore capsules.

















































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