A small flower less green plant that lacks true roots. Grows in damp habitats.
Growing on the side of a rock in oft-shady location in chaparral
Green and diamond shaped leaves
Spongy on top, rough, abrasive, mixture of light and dark green coloring
on cut surface of hemlock log
growing amongst the bases of hemlocks; forms tight-packed, rounded mounds
Bryophyte is a traditional name used to refer to all embryophytes (land plants) that do not have true vascular tissue and are therefore called "non-vascular plants". Some bryophytes do have specialized tissues for the transport of water; however since these do not contain lignin, they are not considered to be true vascular tissue. Currently bryophytes are thought not to be a natural or monophyletic group; however the name is convenient and remains in use as a...