According to Wikipedia mosses and lichens are quite different.
Mosses are small flowerless plants that typically grow in dense green clumps or mats, often in damp or shady locations. The individual plants are usually composed of simple, one-cell thick leaves, attached to a stem that may be branched or unbranched and has only a limited role in conducting water and nutrients.Moss
Camera : NIKON D5100, Focal length : 35mm, Aperture : ƒ/8, Shutter speed : 1/160s, ISO : 800, Caption : A patch of moss with some lichen., Captured : 23 April, 2016, Copyright : © Khürt L. Williams,
A lichen is a composite organism that arises from algae or cyanobacteria (or both) living among filaments of a fungus in a symbiotic relationship. The combined life form has properties that are very different from the properties of its component organisms.Lichen
Unlike most plants, mosses do not have seeds, are non-vascular, and absorb water and nutrients mainly through their leaves, harvesting carbon dioxide and sunlight to create food by photosynthesis (like plants).Camera : NIKON D5100, Focal length : 35mm, Aperture : ƒ/8, Shutter speed : 1/60s, ISO : 800, Caption : A patch of moss showing both gametophytes (the low, leaf-like forms) and sporophytes (the tall, stalk-like forms), Captured : 23 April, 2016, Copyright : © Khürt L. Williams,
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