Background info and facts about mosses

You know, mosses are group of fuzzy plants that include about 12.000 species throughout the world. Moss can be found in different habitats but it usually prefers shady areas of woodlands and forests where provide enough water. Moss can grow both on the trees and on the ground, but it can be also found on the rocks, under the water, on the clay…

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Random facts about mosses

1. In nature, mosses are small, soft plants that are typically 1–10 cm (0.4-4 in) tall, though some species are much larger.

2. Mosses were used as bandages during the First World War to prevent blood loss. Mosses were also used to soothe the infection since they contain chemical with anti-bacterial properties.

3. The process included in moss reproduction. Male sperm cells swim to join the female egg. One sperm cell unites with the female egg cell. The process begins again. The fertilized egg grows into a sporophyte. The sporophyte capsule bursts.

4. The largest different between moss and other plants is that mosses do not have vascular tissue (special kind of plant tissue that is used to transport water and nutrients through the plant). For this reason, mosses lack root, stem and flowers.

5. The mosses do not have flowers or seeds, and their simple leaves cover the thin wiry stems. At certain times mosses produce spore capsules which may appear as beak-like capsules borne aloft on thin stalks.

6. Moss lives near the water, it’s because male and female reproductive cells travel to each other and merge in the water. Do you agree with me that this is one of the most interesting science facts ever made?

7. It is not true that moss only grows on the north side of trees. But the fact is, they will grow anywhere that has moisture and sunlight.

8. Mosses are indicators of clean environments caused they can grow only in no pollution places.

9. Without water, mosses can survive for weeks and  then soak it up like a sponge when it rains.

10. Moss lifespan is not fix, it depends on the species. It ranges from couple to 10 years.

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