Welcome to Liverwort

Liverworts come in two very distinct forms leafy and thalloid. Leafy liverworts are obviously, leafy, and look very much like the mosses. They are most easily distinguished from the mosses by their leaf arrangement. Leafy liverworts have leaves that are arranged in two or three rows while the leaves in mosses are spirally arranged.  They do not have stems or leaves; instead their main body is flat, like a green pancake. It is easiest to tell liverworts apart based on the appearance of the leafy part (the dominant, gametophytic generation); most liverwort sporophytes look very similar.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith