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Plant Kingdom: Mosses

Author: Nathan Lampson

This lesson will explain the characteristics and function of moss plants.

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Mosses are the most diverse group of nonvascular plants.  Mosses are characterized as a plant with no vascular tissue.  Non-vascular plants are unable to grow tall because they cannot transfer water and other nutrients easily.  Ideal moss habitats are in areas that are moist allowing moss to absorb water from its environment.  

Moss reproduce by producing a slender stalk that contains spores.  Spores give rise to new moss plants.

Moss can grow in sidewalk cracks, on tree trunks, and in other moist areas found in the shade.

Plant Kingdom: Mosses