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    This is a plant of Marchantia polymorpha I "rescued" from a concrete prison.



    I liked the shape of it. It doesn't quite look like that anymore it grew a bit


    This is Asterella gracilis a rarity . It's not a UK native, I had to import it. It arrived as completely dry bits of soil. Luckily I guessed the right way up and there were signs of green within a few days.




    This plant I discovered growing on clay in woodland. It was next to the path and I've walked that path many times and never seen it before. There were several groups.

    The group on August 7th



    The group today, it looks a little different. Any ideas of ID?



    Edit: Now identified as Riccardia chamedryfolia
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    How does it spread Fred? (Lol that rhymed)
    Does it spread kinda like bladderwort spreads across sphagnum? I got it in a pot of ultric and would like to remove some to grow on its own for study and I'm not sure if it will spread or not so wanted to kno what kind of pot i should use a long one or a round one...etc..etc.. Any prefured medium?

    Thanks Again

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    I just use peat / grit. they transplant quite well, keep well watered
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    interesting thread on a family of plants that I have previously ignored, thank you Fred
    It's a tough life being a Sarracenia farmer
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    Will this be the new plant genus you were looking for chibae?
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    Thanks will do

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    Back in June MrsG and I had a peramble down the River Meden looking for Liverworts. Amongst others we came across this one below the outlet of a drainage pipe, so it is a very wet habitat.

    June 5th ( divisions in mm)




    Today it looks a little different.

    October 8th



    Mixed in with it is Lunularia cruciata and the one in question looks like a Riccardia but not the Riccardia chamedryfolia I found beside the woodland path.

    The blob upper left in the second photo is a bit of grit (very small pebble).
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    By popular demand (Zath said yes after I twisted his arm) here's a couple of videos of liverworts in habitat.

    Last edited by fredg; 10-10-2015 at 10:13 AM.
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