In the Pacific Northwest, mosses are a part of everyday life.

Basic Moss Biology

I.  Introduction

II. What are mosses?

III. How do mosses reproduce and spread?

IV. How do mosses acquire nutrients?

V. Where do mosses live?

VI. What are mosses good for?

VII. What are liverworts?

VIII. What are lichens?

Photo: the moss Eurhynchium oreganum, one of the most common mosses in western Oregon and Washington.


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