Plant Diversity


What are rhizoids?

Rhizoids are a characteristic feature of mosses, liverworts, and hornworts. Rhizoids are slender, usually colorless projections that consist of a single cell or a few cells. They serve to anchor mosses, liverworts, and hornworts to a substrate—rock, building, or most solid surfaces—and absorb water.


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