Moss and Lichen

Potter’s watercolour of lepiota friesii (also known as lepiota aspera),
done from a mushroom she collected in September 1895 (Credit: Armitt Museum)

Beatrix Potter questioned whether lichen was in fact a plant (it's actually a symbiotic relationship between algae, fungi, and sometimes cyanobacteria) and was an unrecognized amateur mycologist.  Some say her contributions to the study of fungus and lichen are exaggerated, but there is no question her watercolor painting of species were scientifically accurate and beautiful.

Where does moss grow?

Science Activities

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