… the divers ways Nature has concocted to get her work done. Only recently, complete with video documentation, the problem of dispersing moss spores beyond the stagnant air of the forest floor has come to light. And it turns out, the common sphagnum mosses SHOOT their spores under great pressure into the “turbulent boundary layer” where the probability of long-distance transport goes up considerably. On sunny days as the spore-loaded “capsule” dries, pressures build up to create an “air gun” effect that shoots a …

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