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General Plant Information



Moss Sporophytes

  Common Name:
  Scientific Name:
  Moss
  Tortula muralis
  Family:
  Genus:
  Pottiaceae
  Tortula Hedw
  Habitat:
  Sun Exposure:
  Rocky Areas, Humid
  Shadow
  Overall Height:
  Flower Size:
  1/2 inch
  1/4 inch


There are several variety of moss in Alaska. Tortula muralis is commonly found in rocky areas or forests. Moss absorb water through their leaves rather than through a root system. The leaves are small and the moss grow in clusters.

Moss produce tiny seed pods called sporophytes. Close up of the sporophytes can be seen in the pictures above and to the right.





Dryed Moss in the Fall




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