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structure of a moss click to hear : structure of a moss

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stalk capsule rhizoid stem leaf

stalk click to hear : stalk

Long slender axis that supports the capsule, enabling it to absorb nutrients.

capsule click to hear : capsule

Hollow structure that manufactures spores, small seeds used in reproduction; it has a cover that opens to release the mature spores.

rhizoid click to hear : rhizoid

Rootlike filament enabling the moss to anchor itself to its substrate and absorb water and mineral salts.

stem click to hear : stem

Main part of the moss from which the leaves spiral outward; it can be upright or flat.

leaf click to hear : leaf

Part of the moss originating at the stem, especially adapted to capture light, perform photosynthesis and absorb water.