Story: Liverworts and hornworts

Hairy liverwort

Hairy liverwort

Some liverworts, like this Leiomitra species, have a cover of fine hairs that helps trap water around the plant.

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Photograph by John Braggins

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Liverworts and hornworts - Liverworts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10686/hairy-liverwort (accessed 10 July 2020)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007