Moss is not a fungus, although many people believe that it is. It is a plant with more than 12,000 species around the world.Continue Reading
Moss are land plants that bear spores. They can be found all around the world; everywhere except in saltwater.
Moss plants are typically found in shady and moist areas, such as the bottom of a forest floor. They can grow to be as large as 40 inches long. They provide a number of benefits to the environment, including soil-erosion control and contributing to the water and nutrient economy of nature.
There are some algae and lichens that are mistaken for moss because they have a similar appearance. Irish moss is actually red algae while Spanish moss is a famous name for a lichen.Learn more about Botany
Moss reproduces both sexually and asexually. For sexual reproduction, plants produce a male and female structure, often on different plants, and the sperm swims toward the eggs to accomplish fertilization. In the case of asexual reproduction, any time part of the stem or even just a leaf breaks off, the bits regenerate to create a new moss plant.Full Answer >
Moss phlox, also known as moss pink, mountain phlox or creeping phlox, is a flowering ground cover native to the eastern and central United States. Its flowers are red-purple, violet-purple, pink or white. Mature plants are about 6 inches high and 24 inches wide.Full Answer >
Some good moss killers for the roof are Spray & Forget Super Concentrated Roof Cleaner and Wet & Forget Moss, Mold, Mildew & Algae Stain Remover, according to Roofpedia.com. Another good product is Wash Safe Roof Wash.Full Answer >
Low-altitude pikas survive by eating moss, but very few other animals can do so because moss is a very poor-quality food, says National Geographic. Fairfax County Public Schools reports that a few small mites and crustaceans eat moss, but most small animals use it as shelter material rather than food.Full Answer >