Scientific Name: Marchantia polymorpha Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Common Name:thalloid liverwort, lung liverwort Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:MarchantiaceaeHabit: Spreading
Plant Type: Weed (horticultural), Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):< 0.1m x < 0.1m
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades Hardiness Zone:Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Leaves: Lobed, Basal, Succulent, Glabrous, Other, Spatulate, Palmately lobed
Flowers: n/a
Fruit: Sporangium (spores), Green
Exposure: Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media:
Landscape Uses:
Key ID Features:Ground covering weed in moist shade or on media surface of overwatered potted plants; thallus thick, flattened, lobed to almost ruffled; gemmae like eggs in cup-like nest; female gametophyte 'palm tree' like; male gametophyte also stalked but with a flat top.