Mosses and liverworts (= Bryophytes)

Mosses and liverworts(known as Bryophytes) are small green flowerless plants of damp places that reproduce by spores. Unlike Ferns (and allies) they do not have well developed vascular (water conducting systems) so remain only a few cm tall at most.

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Some typical Mosses and Liverworts (are shown in the two rows immediately below this). Below that are three rows of Ferns (and fern allies)



Mosses

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Liverworts

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See also

Ferns and fern allies (Pteridophytes).