For more than 130 years, Nowell's moss in northwestern England has not been known to fruit. But scientists have now found tiny cigar-shaped spores on a rock wall -- the first time since 1866 that the moss is known to have reproduced sexually.
"I was absolutely overjoyed," said Fred Rumsey of London's Natural History Museum, who made the find in the Yorkshire Dales. Scientists are seeking ways to further l'amour. "We may have to do some matchmaking -- 130 years is a very long time to go without sex," Rumsey said.