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Asked by Adithyan Sanal

May 6, 2015

Why does a moss plant requires water to complete its life cycle?

State two reasons as why a moss plant is unable to complete its life cycle in a dry environment. 



Aruna kavitha Singupilla

Member since Jun 30, 2014

Mosses are primitive plants belonging to Division Bryophyta which live in damp and shady places.
Mosses are primitive plants which do not possess all the structures that angiosperms do.Mosses need water as they do not posses vascular system for their reproduction process.Mosses require water as a medium for reproduction. Egg or the female gametophyte remains intact within the mother plant.Male gametes have to be released into water, swim along with the help of water droplets and reach the female gamete to fertilise it. 
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