A cryptogamous plant of a cellular structure, with distinct stem and simple leaves. The fruit is a small capsule usually opening by an apical lid, and so discharging the spores. There are many species, collectively termed Musci, growing on the earth, on rocks, and trunks of trees, etc., and a few in running water.
A bog; a morass; a place containing peat; as, the mosses of the Scottish border.
I'm part wood nymph. I require mountains and warm, dense patches of moss to thrive. Vera Farmiga
I have a fear of things growing on things. I don't know where it came from. But I go hiking a lot, and sometimes I can't handle moss growing on trees or tumors on trees or mushrooms. Lara Jean Chorostecki
Look at the bark of a redwood, and you see moss. If you peer beneath the bits and pieces of the moss, you'll see toads, small insects, a whole host of life that prospers in that miniature environment. A lumberman will look at a forest and see so many board feet of lumber. I see a living city. Sylvia Earle
A rolling stone gathers no moss, but it gains a certain polish. Oliver Herford
Travel and society polish one, but a rolling stone gathers no moss, and a little moss is a good thing on a man. John Burroughs