Story: Liverworts and hornworts

Liverwort and moss leaves (2nd of 3)

Liverwort and moss leaves

The large leaves of liverworts (left) are arranged in straight rows (often the leaves of one row are distinctly smaller)). Moss leaves (right) are usually spiralled around the stem.

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Photograph by Bill Malcolm

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Liverworts and hornworts - Liverworts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10679/liverwort-and-moss-leaves (accessed 17 July 2019)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007