Early Land Plants

Chile
Expedition Overview

Sail among the islands of Chile's Cape Horn Archipelago with Field Museum botanist Laura Briscoe and an international team of scientists as they catalog the incredible diversity of some of the world's earliest land plants—liverworts, hornworts, and mosses. You'll be surprised to discover the critical role these tiny plants play in establishing healthy soil, water, and air, and you'll learn how Field Museum scientists are working to conserve their fragile habitat!

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