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In order for moss to grow, it requires a damp environment or water, humidity, mild sunlight and a soil pH below 6.5. Mosses are flowerless plants that are usually green in color, even though their shades may vary dependi... More »

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Moss mainly grows in shady areas where there is an abundance of moisture. As a general rule, moss mostly grows on the northern side of trees in the northern hemisphere, while it grows mainly on the southern side of trees... More »

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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. More »

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There are several biotic (living) and abiotic (nonliving) factors that are present in the arctic tundra, including moss, polar bears, frozen soil and wind. Biotic factors also include plants and animals such as grass, li... More »

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