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connected by a wild organism that can be found in a city. Look at the four clues,
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to reveal what connects the clues, and how they are connected.

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Quiz #76 Clues


Answer (Don't click until you've solved it)

Polytrichum commune


Sugi moss is popular in Japan where it’s known as Sugi-goke, meaning cryptomeria moss because of it’s resemblance (in miniature) to the Japanese Cedar tree, Cryptomeria japonica.


Saiho-ji is perhaps where moss gardens originated, but unintentionally. After falling into neglect, mosses took over the garden and Buddhist monk Muso Soske embraced the moss. Today mosses are standard in Japanese Garden design.


Although mosses are non-vascular, Polytrichum commune uses a a central cylinder called a hadrom to conduct water through the plant.


One of the identifying traits of this species of moss is the toothed margins of the plant’s individual leaves. The very similar Polytrichum juniperinum has toothless edges.
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