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  1. #1 Lichen &/vs Moss 
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    I've recently revisited some of the older estates in my neighbourhood for a trip down memory lane, and I've noticed mossy looking plant growth on brick walls and on some portions of soil nearby. Curiosity took hold, and I took to trying to figure out what they are - leading to me having difficulty distinguishing lichen apart from moss in my study.

    How does one make the distinction between the two, and are there anything interesting to note from both?


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    lichens are fungi that are symbiotic with photosynthetic algae/cyanobacteria. Moss are *fairly* simple true land plants


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