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The mission of the International Association of Bryologists (IAB), as a society, is to strengthen bryology by encouraging interactions among all persons interested in byophytes.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Dirt: Green and fuzzy

The Dirt: Green and fuzzy | Mountain Xpress Gardening Section | mountainx.com:

Moss gardening offers year-round rewards
by Cinthia Milner in Vol. 16 / Iss. 45 on 06/02/2010



Beyond grass: Moss creates year-round swaths of green in the garden landscape. Photos by Annie Martin
Leucobryum, Hypnum, Thuidium — unless you work in an herbarium, these names may not be familiar to you. So, to clue you in (and perhaps help you out if you're ever on Jeopardy!), these are all types of bryophytes. Still confused? We're talking mosses here.
Beyond grass: Moss creates year-round swaths of green in the garden landscape. Photos by Annie Martin

Annie Martin (aka Mossin' Annie) would have no problem on Jeopardy! if the Daily Double concerned bryophytes. The Asheville native throws around the scientific names of mosses the way we might say, 'Look at my pretty daffodils.'

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