Story: Mosses

Granite moss (2nd of 6)

Granite moss

Granite mosses (Andreaea species) grow on alpine rocks, where they form dense, reddish-brown cushions resembling clumps of velvet.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Mosses - New Zealand mosses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007