Bryophyta • Moss

モス • Goke • Mosu


Sugi/cryptomeria moss – one of the most prized mosses in Japanese temples

One of the most frequent questions from visitors in our Seattle Japanese Garden is about moss, because we have so much of it and people notice its calming effect  as soon as they enter the Garden.

According to local literature by Arthur Lee Jacobson ‘The Crytogamic Carpet –Mosses in Seattle‘,  we might have about 100+ or more different mosses here, in the city of Seattle.

SJG has its own moss blog now, and its 2017 goal is to describe about 10 most prevalent ground mosses… Tree mosses and rock mosses are next.  You can visit it at:



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