Choose a hike nearly throughout Acadia National Park and you're certain to see a frequently ignored, yet vital part of the Acadian ecosystem, mosses. There more than 12,000 species of mosses that have been recognized worldwide. Setting apart in between the many moss types can be challenging without the help of a high-powered microscopic lense, but with a small hand lens and even the nude eye, we can look closely and start to value the elegance of these plants. Going through the woods among the mosses and trees can generate a serene feeling of calm and aid us to understand our place in nature. This suggests they do not have the tissues that many other plant species use to transport water and nutrients from origins to leaves and stems. Without vascular cells, mosses do not have the assistance structure to grow tall like many other plants, and instead grow low and flat to the ground. Unlike many other plants, mosses do not reproduce with seeds.
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