This alien b**t looking plant is not moss, it’s yaretta (azorella compacta). it grows in the cold grasslands of the andes in peru, bolivia, northern chile, and western argentina. to survive the extreme conditions, yareta grows in packs so dense that its stems can take the weight of a human. many yarettas are estimated to be 3000 years old 😳 these are unfortunately an endangered species now. swipe to take a closer look.
photos: @cacti_explorer and lon&queta #succulents#strangeplants#rareplants