Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Liverwort

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8 comments:

Kathryn Ashcroft said...

Ooooh might I have finally found a name for the horrible stuff growing in the cuttings at the bottom of my coldframe when I opened it in March after the hidiously cold winter?! I had never seen it before xx

James Golden said...

I find it a beautiful plant (... eye of the beholder, I guess).

HappyMouffetard said...

Kathryn - yes, that's the stuff.

james - I agree. And it has a very interesting life cycle.

The Sage Butterfly said...

Lovely photo...your close up photo makes it look like tiny green hands emerging from the soil. Beautiful green!

Mal's Allotment said...

Ooh! Interesting, but I need some words: What does it do? What do you do with it? Presumably it is beneficial to the liver - or is it liver shaped. Did you plant it or did it arrive....? Do tell all!

Janet/Plantaliscious said...

Fascinating, if worthy of a Sci Fi film.

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

A beautiful liverwort, I love the little miniature palm tree looking sprouts. I found a different species of liverwort here a few weeks ago during a walk along one of our creeks. Such fascinating plants.

HappyMouffetard said...

Thanks for the comments. I might do a post on the life cycle of liverworts and mosses as they are so interesting.