Moss spread over ground.
Patches of moss on wall
Patches of moss on wall
Moss spread over ground

Mosses are the tiny plants lacking roots and having they have root like structures called rhizoids. They are found everywhere except for the salty areas. They lack vascular tissues. They do not flower.

They grow at the places which are not polluted thus, acting as pollution indicators. Their only source of nutrient is the air so the quality of air determines their growth.

They evolved from the algae and are the first land plants who inhabited the Earth.

They have very important ecological significance as they avoid soil erosion by strongly binding with the soil.

They were used as bandages in the First World War to heal the soldiers because of their antiseptic properties.