For the Love of Moss

Breathe deep the next time you come across a blanket of moss for it’s a green light for a healthy, clean environment. Hugging the earth, they attach themselves with root-like structures called rhizoids, but mostly gain their nutrients from rain, dew, and sunlight. Besides soothing your soul, they can also soothe wounds and were used up until the First World War as interim bandages since they contain a chemical with anti-bacterial properties. As one of the first plants on Earth, evolving millennia ago from algae, they literally helped our world grow. So, when hiking through the woods send your Bryophyta brethren some love!

Image source: Red marquis

Image source: Red marquis