Moss biology

Mossy moment

Here’s your mossy vocabulary moment…the tall parts are sporophytes, and the low green parts are gametophytes. These represent alternating phases of the life cycle of this moss. In the cycle, the gametophytes come first, then the sporophytes attach to them.

Now you know plenty about moss; I know there’s more, but this is the level I have attained (momentarily).

One comment

  1. Bill says:

    I started to look into moss biology and made a fair amount of progress… but easily took off on a tangent into lichen. The lichen tangent finally ended up at, “fairy barf”!