Japanese Gardens

In the Western world, we often consider mosses a type of weed that we try to eliminate from our lawns and scrape off our driveways. In previous posts we mentioned some of the useful applications of mosses throughout history. In an urban context it’s important to note that mosses actually preserve artefacts, they also filter […]

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Moss uses throughout history

Bryophytes, in particular mosses, have had myriad uses over time. Most of them we are unaware of. Here’s a small album of some unexpected applications and properties. Illustrations by Fabienne Felder, 2013, based on Glime, Bryophyte Ecology (

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