3,000 moss plants, the largest known population in the world.


This is the tea room in a small English village called Selworthy in Somerset. It's famous from a natural building perspective because it has more than 3,000 moss plants on its thatched roof, the largest known population of thatch moss anywhere in the world. The increasingly rare thatch moss is found as dull green patches on old thatched roofs. The tiny leaves are spear-shaped, a unique characteristic found on no other British moss. Find out more about the relationship between thatch and moss.


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