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structure of a mossclick to hear

structure of a moss stalk capsule rhizoid stem leaf

stalk click to hear

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

capsule click to hear

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

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

stem click to hear

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

leaf click to hear

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