Story: Mosses

Urban moss

Urban moss

Mosses grow in various habitats from sea coasts to the alpine zone, and a few thrive in the dust, petrochemicals and concrete of cities. Urban mosses thrive in cracks and crevices in footpaths, curbs, walls and drains where moisture collects and spores can lodge. These cushions are growing along a roadside drain in Wellington.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Mosses - Life cycle and habitat', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 June 2023)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007