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Interesting Nature Facts #159 – Moss

by | Jun 7, 2021

Five very interesting things about moss:

1. Moss was the first plant on earth.
2. Moss don’t have roots, but rather thread-like rhizoids that help them stay snugly anchored in place.
3. While most mosses love wet habitats, some can be found in deserts and even growing underwater in the Arctic.
4. Mosses live all over the world, with over ten thousand species and counting.
5. All the moss in the world offsets more carbon than all the trees in the world!

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