Scientific Name: Marchantia polymorpha
Common Name: thalloid liverwort, lung liverwort
Family Name: Marchantiaceae
Origin: Africa, Australia / New Zealand, Central / west Asia, Central America, Europe, Mexico, North America, S.E. Asia / Japan / China, South America, South Asia / India
Hardiness Zone: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Weed (horticultural)
Mature Size: < 0.1m x < 0.1m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses:
Exposure: Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Lobed, Basal, Succulent, Glabrous, Spatulate, Other, Palmately lobed
Fruit: Sporangium (spores), Green
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.