Drew Kelly

Waterfall of Moss, Leaky Pipe, Tombstone Trickle

Waterfall of Moss, Leaky Pipe and Tombstone Trickle

 

Water on Rocks

Did you know that moss has the ability to grow without seeds?

Unlike other plants, moss commonly grows in damp and shady places and doesn’t need seeds or much sunshine. When rain falls and collects on top of rocks, moss takes advantage of the supplied water and begins growing along the pathway of water flow, sometimes causing moss to resemble a waterfall! It can grow in long vertical arrangements stretching up and down, often creating cascading formations along rocks.

Moss aids in the weathering of rocks. The plant holds moisture to the rock, keeping it wet and turning the water acidic. Over time, the surface of the rock breaks down.

 

Next: Humberto Gomez

Previous: Chloe Elliot

Back to Geophotography