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Botanical Nerd Word: Bryophyte

Bryophyte: One of the Bryophyta, a group of plants comprising the liverworts and mosses.*

Bryophytes don’t have vascular tissue to transport water around the plant. This is why they are usually small, low to the ground, and grow in moist areas.

*OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2017.

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