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
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...