Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Moss in Winter

Moss that is hidden by Ferns in summer, show off now, that almost all other plants are brown and dormant. It is an amazing variety (there are approximately 12,000 species of moss classified)and I like stones that are overgrown with moss, wondering if they would strive an a shady spot in my garden...
Since mosses have no vascular system to carry water through the plant, they must have a damp environment in which to live, and a surrounding of liquid water to reproduce.

All photos are taken at the South Shore of Nova Scotia in January.