It is that time of year for the moss reproduction cycle.  The capsules when fertilized develop spores which are released in a explosive eruption of the capsule to ensure distal distribution of the spores.  Moss are pretty amazing and hide some strange secrets.  The reproductive period is the only time when moss possesses its full genetic code.  Generally, life cannot exist without a complete set of DNA.  Moss without the capsules and pods is an exception to this rule.


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