This Moss Uses Quartz as a Parasol

Trilobites In the Mojave Desert, a translucent crystal offers bryophytes much-needed respite from the heat of the sun. A piece of quartz hiding a species of moss, Syntrichia caninervis, in the Mojave Desert of California. Credit... Kirsten Fisher To humans, a desert oasis may conjure an image of a blue pool encircled by a coronet of palm trees.

Roberto Greco

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