Liverwort-- Marchantia polymorpha

Liverworts have a very complex " bird nest" structure plus a tiny "mushroom" like stuctures
In Liverwort, water is required for fertilisation.
The sperm are flagellated and must ‘swim’ through water (usually rain drops) to the egg cell.
This factor limits the available habitats;
however, as you may guess, Oregon is a suitable
Cells in liverwort plants each contain only a single set of genetic information.
This contrasts sharply with nearly all animals and plants which hve two sets of genetic information.
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( found in our yard 7-6-12)
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contributed - by Luurt


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