Horticulture/Mosses and Bryophytes

Mosses and BryophytesEdit

The famous moss garden of Saihō-ji.
Golden Pond, in the center of the moss garden.

Bryophytes (non-vascular land plants), of which the most well-known are mosses, but also include liverworts and hortworts, are an ancient form of plants, suited to some forms of gardening. For similar uses, see lichen.

Particularly useful in rock gardens.


One of the most famous moss gardens is 苔寺 (koke dera, “moss temple”) of Saihō-ji, Kyoto.

See Moss#Cultivation

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