How do mosses change rocky areas so other plants can grow?
because mosses help break down rocks into soil.
Why is it faster to observe genetic effects of radiation on mosses than on plants from other groups?
They are called pioneer plants because they are often the first species to inhabit a barren area. Mosses grow well in these barren areas because of the lack of competition for light, nutrients and space with other taller species. With time, as taller species establish in that area, mosses will lose out and die off. Hope that answers your question! ~Rashid
Some Mosses and liverworts can grow on moist rocks and on tree stems. Two broad groups of plants live on other plants with out the need of soil. Epithets are plants grow on a host, including some orchids, ferns, lichens, mosses, cacti, and bromeliads. They take no nutrients from the host itself. Parasitic plants, including different species of orchids and ferns, take nutrients from their hosts, which are often woody plants, but other species of…
Mosses make up a huge group of plants known formally as the Bryophyta. In terms of taxonomic organization (the way biologists organize organisms into groups of related species) all plants are in the kingdom Plantae. The kingdom is then broken down into divisions, which are broken into classes, then orders, then families, then genera, then finally species. Bryophyta is a division, so we can see that mosses branch off from all other plants very early…
Moss: (sphagnum moss) It is not a 'perenniel'; it is an algal growth spreading over moist rocks in temperate areas. It is definitely not an annual. Does anyone know if a moss is a annual or perennial Answer Mosses are not plants as we usually recognise them. They consist entirely of cells and so are distinct from other groups of plants. The terms Annual or Perennial as we use it does not apply.
Pioneer Species. Mosses are bryophytes and are often considered a "pioneer species" that will establish itself first in a forest that has been cleared by a forest fire. Ferns and other vascular plants are the "fuel" of the fires and burn out. Then when the forest begins to grow again, the non-vascular plants like the mosses (bryophytes) will grow first.
Angiosperm. Angiosperms are flowering plants, and gymnosperms (are plants with naked seeds) are mostly conifers and cycads. Basically, angiosperms are plants with flowers, gymnosperms are all other vascular seed plants that don't have flowers. (There are other plants like ferns and mosses that don't fit into either groups.) Strawberries, you probably know, have flowers. They are actually in the rose family, Rosaceae.
Non vascular plants are plants that have no vascular system, thus no way of retaining water or delivering water to other parts of the plant. In order for non vascular plants to thrive, they must live where there is moisture rich air, swamps, bogs and in the shade of large trees. Ferns and mosses are some of the most popular non vascular plants.